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Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

Experiencing Hot Flashes BEFORE Menopause?

And you thought they were only supposed to come AFTER your period was over!

Nope! That's not the case because it is the BALANCE of your hormones and the steady production of your hormones that keep hot flashes at bay.

It's a sudden feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. We don't know exactly what causes them, but they may be related to changes in circulation.

Hot flashes start when blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool off, making you break out in a sweat. Some women have a rapid heart rate or chills, too.

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