Hot flashes in men: An update
Men who see their female companions flush and sweat when they reach a certain age are probably glad that they are not subject to postmenopausal hot flashes. But hot flashes are not just a "woman's problem." In fact, some men can be just as troubled, but treatment can help.
Who flashes — and why
Doctors understand the who more than the why. In both men and women, hormones are to blame. About 70% of women get hot flashes at the time of menopause, when estrogen levels plummet.