Hot flushes are a problem for many menopausal women, never subsiding, ever worsening and seemingly getting in the way of everyday life. For years, many have pondered over finding a solution and thus far, no one has been all that successful. Until now. Doctors in the US may have stumbled upon some new drugs that, once distributed, will help to extinguish hot flushes and help regain a little normality for so many women who are going through ‘the change’.
It is estimated that as many as 2 million women are currently entering menopause, the figures reflected by the ‘baby boomers’ all reaching the appropriate age. Menopause brings many unwanted symptoms, most of which can be alleviated, but hot flushes have always been a thorn in the side of the women sufferers and the doctors trying to help them.
The FDA is said to have recently approved the drug and according to researchers, the drug will not only be effective for hot flushes, but could also help to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis.
According to the news article below from ‘Dallas News’, Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton said, “This is a very promising time for women who suffer from hot flashes,” who took part in the research involved with creating the new drugs. The findings were presented to the North American Menopause Society yesterday. Let’s just hope that the drugs become available in the UK and even globally too, and this could be the answer to so many hot flush sufferers everywhere. Let’s keep our eyes peeled to see what happens!