Little known facts about menopause and hot flashes

  • Men can experience hot flashes. It’s true!  Though much rarer, men who have low testosterone and men with prostate or testicular cancer can experience hot flashes.
  • For the average woman, hot flashes will last 4 years. But many women can have them for up to 14 years.
  • Some women as young as 20 can go through menopause due to a rare condition called premature ovarian failure (POF).
  • The average age that menopause starts in most women is 51.
  • Generally speaking, the more children you have, the later menopause starts.
  • Younger women can also have hot flashes. This could be an indicator of a problem with the pituitary gland, and seeing a doctor is highly recommended.
  • Acupuncture is becoming a popular method to reduce hot flashes, though there have not been official studies done on this treatment.
  • Daily alcohol drinkers will start menopause later than women who are not regular drinkers.
  • Smokers will generally start menopause before their non-smoking counterparts.
  • Only 7% of women with hot flashes get a prescription for estrogen.
  • Women can still get pregnant during perimenopause. Only after one full year without menstruating are you in the “safe zone” for not getting pregnant.
  • Animals do not have hot flashes. It is a uniquely human experience.

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Jana Taylor Jana Taylor is a staff writer for Peaceful Mountain.