Does exercise bring on hot flashes?

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Question from PainterSue: I am going through premature menopause from the chemo. Now, it seems like exercise brings on hot flashes! Is there anything I can do?
Answers - Melinda Irwin It could be that if you're new to exercising that one of the adaptations to exercise is to sweat sooner, which is a good thing because then you're dissipating the heat from around your heart to your skin. So the sweating that you have because of exercising may make you think you're having a hot flash.
Cyndi Thomson, Ph.D., R.D. You could try using a big fan.

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