DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Anxiety Worsens Hot Flashes
Medical Author: Melissa Stoppler, M.D.
Hot flashes are perhaps the most troublesome symptom associated with approaching menopause and are experienced by a majority of women during the transition to menopause. Menopause - the ending of menstruation - is defined as having 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period and occurs at an average age of 51.