Diane was asked to contribute to this article by Sophie Gallagher featured on the Huffington Post news website.
Ever find yourself feeling hot and flustered and described it as having a hot flush? Although many people joke about this symptom, for 80% of women who experience side effects during the menopause, they can be totally debilitating.
Caused by low and fluctuating levels of oestrogen, hot flushes happen when the blood vessels close to the skin expand unnecessarily – leading to redness and sweating you’d normally only achieve through heavy exercise.
Although to most people that might sound like an annoyance at worst, they are no joke for those going through them.