The menopausal hot flush: a review

Sturdee, D.W., Hunter, M.S., Maki, P.M., Gupta, P., Sassarini, J., Stevenson, J.C. and Lumsden, M.A. (2017) The menopausal hot flush: a review. Climacteric, 20(4), pp. 296-305. (doi: 10.1080/13697137.2017.1306507) (PMID:28379074)

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The hot flush is the most characteristic and often the most distressing symptom of the menopause. It is a unique feature and yet the mechanism and health implications are still not fully understood. This review summarizes some of the current thoughts on factors contributing to flushing, the physiological, vascular and neuroendocrine changes associated with flushing and the possible cardiovascular and other health implications for women experiencing hot flushes. Therapy is not discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Hot flush, menopause, vasomotor symptoms, frequency, global variation, problem rating, physiological changes, vascular reactivity, neuroendocrine factors, kisseptin, calcitonin gene related peptide, brain function, memory, cardiovascular disease.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sassarini, Dr Jenifer and Lumsden, Professor Mary
Authors: Sturdee, D.W., Hunter, M.S., Maki, P.M., Gupta, P., Sassarini, J., Stevenson, J.C., and Lumsden, M.A.
Subjects:R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Climacteric
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1473-0804
Published Online:05 April 2017

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