Vasomotor symptoms, which include night sweats and hot flashes, are the defining symptoms of the menopause transition and early postmenopause. Vasomotor symptoms result in diminished quality of life and affect work satisfaction, productivity, mood, and sleep. Prospective cohort studies show that vasomotor symptoms persist for 7 to 10 years in most individuals and even longer in at least 10%.1 On average, people experience 4 to 5 vasomotor symptoms daily, but some may experience as many as 20. Vasomotor symptoms are one of the primary menopause-related problems for which patients seek medical treatment.2
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Corresponding Author: Susan D. Reed, MD, MPH, MS, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195 (email@example.com).
Published Online: September 15, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.15965
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Christ reported grants from Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and other (free devices for research) from Dexcom outside the submitted work. Dr Navarro reported grants from the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) and personal fees from Bayer (consultancy services) outside the submitted work. Dr Reed reported grants from the National Institutes of Health and Bayer outside the submitted work; royalties from UpToDate; and a patent issued for methods and compositions for treating vasomotor symptoms (No. 11 083 726).
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