Hot Flashes and Calorie Burning
Q: I am beginning to experience night sweats and hot flashes, nothing too
terrible, though annoying for sure. I just wondered if, with all the heat my
body is generating, there might be any calorie burn associated with the
Dr. Donnica: Sorry to disappoint you, but no calorie burning benefit
has been noted from hot flashes! Not only that, if you're entering menopause,
your metabolism will probably slow down a bit, meaning you will need to eat
fewer calories or crank up the exercise a notch to maintain the same weight.
Donnica Moore MD
Created: 6/21/2003  - Donnica Moore, M.D.