Treatments for Hot Flashes

Your doctor can diagnose hot flashes based on a description of the signs and symptoms of it. If hot flashes aren’t disrupting your daily life, you may not require treatment. However, if they are causing a disruption, you may want to discuss treatment methods with your doctor.

Some treatment options for hot flashes may include:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Antidepressants
  • Other medications

Northwestern Medicine and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine are conducting research studies involving hot flashes for post-menopausal women aged 40 to 65 years old who have moderate to severe hot flashes.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to:

  • Come for five visits over seven months at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago
  • Maintain a Hot Flash Diary for seven months
  • Complete quality-of-life questionnaires
  • Receive a non-hormonal intervention using a numbing injection

Participants will be paid for their participation. For more information, call 312.472.6754.