Review: Vasomotor symptoms peak at 1 year after final menstrual period and may persist for many years

Crandall, Carolyn J.
December 2008
ACP Journal Club;12/16/2008, Vol. 149 Issue 6, p13
Academic Journal
The article provides information on natural progression of vasomotor symptoms (VMSs) during the transition to menopause. Meta-analysis showed that VMSs started to increase at 2 years before final menstrual period (FMP), peaked at one year after FMP, and returned to baseline at eight years after FMP. It was concluded VMSs peak at 1 year after FMP and may persist for many years.


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