Navigation Links
Hot flashes before menopause? It can happen
Date:6/11/2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio (June 12, 2013)More than half of middle-aged women who still have regular cycles have hot flashes. Asian and Hispanic women are less likely to have them than white women, but compared with previous studies, the figures are surprisingly high, showed a survey of some 1,500 women published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

The survey, conducted by researchers at Group Health (a large healthcare system in the Pacific Northwest) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, consisted of a diverse group of women, including whites, blacks, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders, women of mixed ethnicity, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Japanese, East Indians, Chinese, and other Asians. The women were 45 to 56 years old, had regular cycles, had no skipped periods, and were not taking hormones.

A surprising 55% of them reported having hot flashes or night sweats. (Previous studies pegged the highest rates at below 50%.) The groups with the highest proportions reporting hot flashes or night sweats were Native Americans (67%) and black (61%) women, but the differences between these groups and white women weren't statistically significant. Fifty-eight percent of white women, the largest ethnic group, reported having hot flashes or night sweats.

Compared with them, Asian and Hispanic women were significantly less likely to have these symptoms. Among Asian women, 31% of Filipino, 26% of Japanese, 25% of East Indian, 23% of "other Asian," and 18% of Chinese women reported having hot flashes or night sweats. Twenty-six percent of Hispanic women reported these symptoms.

Interestingly, white women who had symptoms were more likely to include soy in their diet, and white women who never had symptoms were more likely to have no soy in their diet.

This study should help ease a worry for women who have been surprised by hot flashes and night sweats while they are still having regular cycles. It doesn't necessarily mean they are in menopause yet, and it's perfectly normal. "Some women even have a hot flash the first couple of nights after childbirth," said Dr. Margery Gass, NAMS Executive Director.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jenny Bahun
jbahun@fallscommunications.com
216-696-0229
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Clinical hypnosis can reduce hot flashes after menopause, Baylor study shows
2. Stinging came before seeing
3. U of I study: Lose body weight before gaining baby weight
4. Purdue professor to speak before Congress about nanotechnology in brain treatment research
5. Physics confirms sprinters are performing better than ever before
6. Study finds mad cow disease in cattle can spread widely in ANS before detectable in CNS
7. Antibiotic use in infants before 6 months associated with being overweight in childhood
8. Human impact felt on Black Sea long before industrial era
9. A mother’s nutrition--before pregnancy--may alter the function of her children’s genes
10. Stopping flies before they mature
11. Grant funded to improve mothers nutrition before pregnancy and impact on baby
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/9/2016)... 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control systems is proud to announce ... for employers to make sure the right employees are actually signing in, and to ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... The Department of Transport Management (DOTM) of ... Dollar project, for the , Supply and Delivery ... IT Infrastructure , to Decatur ... Identity Management Solutions. Numerous renowned international vendors participated in the ... was selected for the most compliant and innovative solution. The ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging industry. ... recently added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo - ... ... ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... Voice Coil Actuator with a flexure design that ensures high alignment accuracy by ... pricing and is ideally suited where extreme precision is required, such as in ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Nov. 30, 2016  The Allen Institute for ... the first publicly available collection of gene edited, ... target key cellular structures with unprecedented clarity. Distributed ... powerful tools are a crucial first step toward ... understand what makes human cells healthy and what ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Part of 5m$ Investment in Integrated ... ... LLC today announced that it had successfully completed the expansion ... have increased the Screening Collection to over 400,000. The new ... of the company. This expansion, complemented by new robotics and ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... Park, North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2016 , ... ... approved the names and symbols for four elements: nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine ... a 5-month period of public review, the names earlier proposed by the discoverers have ...
Breaking Biology Technology: