What we know about managing menopausal hot flashes: navigating without a compass. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hot flashes and night sweats are frequently experienced as the cardinal symptoms of menopause. However, their physiological basis has not been explained; nor have any potential risks been explored. Current knowledge and theoretical perspectives regarding hot flashes will be presented and contrasted with evidence for an emerging hypothesis of altered brain glucose availability as the hot flash trigger. Perspectives regarding hormone therapy and alternative therapies for treatment of hot flashes will be presented and directions for future research reviewed.

published proceedings

  • J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs

author list (cited authors)

  • Dormire, S. L.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Dormire, Sharon L

publication date

  • July 2003