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.

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