(HealthDay News) -- Hot flashes are a common symptom for menopausal women.
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The earlier in life hot flashes begin, the longer they may last, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says.
The agency suggests how to manage hot flashes:
- Dress in layers, which can be removed when hot flashes begin.
- Carry a portable fan.
- Avoid alcohol, spicy foods and caffeine, which can worsen menopausal symptoms.
- If you smoke, quit.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
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