A new study shows that the duration of menopausal symptoms among women with frequent vasomotor symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats is much longer than previously thought.
It is estimated that over 20 million American women suffer from moderate-to-severe peri-menopausal hot flashes, and that most of its sufferers are not treating them. Some of that non-treatment stems from the federal WHI study of 2002 which seemed to show several serious risks from the most effective form of menopausal symptom treatment, hormone replacement therapy (HRT).