80 percent of women going through menopause experience hot flashes.
They can cause intense sweating to severe anxiety.
Noelle Gardner explains how plummeting glucose levels may play a huge role in hot flashes and how they're treated.
Even on cold days, 49-year-old Laurie
Denchik can have up to 24 hot flashes a day.
She says, "They wake me up in the middle of the night.
Several times a night sometimes.
I'll just break out in a sweat from head to toe."
Taking hormone replacement therapy isn't an option for laurie.
She, like many other menopausal women, is anxious about H-R-T, because of the possible risks of heart disease or breast cancer.
Instead, Laurie enrolled in a new study looking at glucose levels and how they affect hot flashes.
"Whenever women lose their estrogen supply at menopause, there's less or a slower development of glucose transporters. And in response, the brain tries to increase glucose availability. And that's what the hot flash is doing."
Dormire takes sample "that's plenty.