Symptoms of Hot Flashes
Hot flashes most commonly present as:
- A sudden, unexpected feeling of warmth on the face and upper body
- Flushed appearance on the skin
- Upper body perspiration
- Elevated heartbeat
- Chills as the hot flash lets up
Hot flashes may vary in intensity and frequency, and their duration can vary greatly. Typically, hot flashes may persist for 7 to 10 years.