Hot flashes, the uncomfortable feeling that many pre-menopausal women experience, is often thought to be a signal of approaching menopause.
Women experience a fleeting burning sensation that is followed by excessive sweating and red flushing of the face, called as hot flashes.
Many women are greatly disturbed by this experience and find it disrupting their sleep. They are also psychologically beaten as they feel they begin to feel the passage of youth.
Women do run to doctors for remedies, but a recent research has allayed their fears that such hot flashes may not be connected to menopause at all.
A recent survey of 1,500 middle-age women by Group Health researchers and scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, found that even though women were at the right menopausal age and were experiencing hot flashes, 50% of them were still having the normal menstrual period every month.
Such symptoms are pretty normal and they should not be a cause of concern for women even if they are still having their regular menstrual cycles. Such symptoms do not mean that they are in menopause. For that matter, some women experience hot flashes during the first few nights following childbirth.