Many people experience hot flashes and night sweats during menopause and perimenopause. People can reduce or prevent these uncomfortable symptoms in a number of ways.
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of heat that spread mainly through the face, neck, and chest. Night sweats happen when hot flashes occur at night. Up to 85 percent of women report hot flashes during menopause.
Read on to learn more about the causes of hot flashes and night sweats and how you can treat them at home or with medication.