This is the reddening of the face, neck, and upper trunk usually caused by decreased oestrogen hormone production by the ovaries during menopause.
Hot flushes may also occur after removal of the ovaries (Oophorectomy). Occasionally, men experience hot flushes after removal of the testes (Orchidectomy), which cause a reduction in testosterone levels.
It usually last one or two minutes. They are accompanied by a sensation of heat, followed by sweating, and aggravated by stress.
Ways to cope
– Keep yourself hydrated
– Use a fan
– Avoid triggers e.g hot tea, alcohol etc especially at night.
– Keep calm
– Check your dressing