Many patients who see our Round Rock obgyns experience unpleasant hot flashes during menopause. These often begin a year or two before menopause and may last for several years afterwards. Women experience sudden periods of intense heat, often accompanied by flushing, sweating or skin blotches. Most of the time, the uncomfortable feeling lasts less than five minutes. Hot flashes are the most common menopause complaint our Round Rock obgyns address with patients.
Simple changes can help reduce the unpleasantness of hot flashes.
Our Round Rock obgyns can also advise patients about alternative therapies such as acupuncture and hypnosis.
Obesity and smoking increase the risk of hot flashes, so reaching a healthy weight and starting a smoking cessation program are advantageous.
Some women suffer so intensely from hot flashes that it affects their quality of life. When the discomfort is too much, women should talk to our Round Rock obgyns about medication.
Hot flashes can cause discomfort for many women during menopause, but there are ways to reduce the symptoms. Our Round Rock obgyns employ their expertise to help women navigate this stage of life. Contact us for an appointment.