The Truth About Hot Flashes
An Important Education
If you're among the 75 percent of women who experience hot flashes during perimenopause, you're probably used to peeling off clothes and perpetually adjusting the thermostat. Given all the bad news about hormone therapy, we're lucky that a small community of researchers (including Robert R. Freedman, PhD, the director of the Behavior Medicine Laboratory at the C.S. Mott Center and a professor of ob/gyn at Wayne State University in Detroit, whom we interview here) has long been looking to develop a fuller picture of what causes hot flashes -- and what remedies really bring relief. Read on for surprising news.