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Monday, September 28, 2009
Can Hot Flashes Be Good For Your Health?
One of my business friends at Helix BioMedix recently sent me an article that I found extremely interesting. In her reading this weekend, she came across a recent clinical study summary that showed that night sweats are actually a positive thing and appear to correlate with decreased mortality in menopausal women. Attached is the summary information. Key findings were:
• The presence of night sweats in addition to hot flashes was associated with a 30% reduction in all-cause mortality rate (Hazard Ratio, 0.72) independent of BMI, use of estrogen or progestin, exercise, and smoking.
• Hot flashes in postmenopausal women are not associated with increased overall cardio vascular disease(CVD) and coronary heart disease(CHD) mortality rates.
• The presence of night sweats with hot flashes in postmenopausal women is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality and CVD and CHD mortality, independent of hormone use.
So the bottomline, if you have night sweats, don't fret because it is a good sign. Try wicking pajamas and for other helpful hints to combat night sweats go to Help For Night Sweats. The tips have been a real lifesaver for many of my clients.
Posted by Neeters at 11:49 AM
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