Reduced thermoregulatory null zone in postmenopausal women with hot flashes.

@article{Freedman1999ReducedTN,
  title={Reduced thermoregulatory null zone in postmenopausal women with hot flashes.},
  author={Robert R. Freedman and Willane S Krell},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={181 1},
  pages={66-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Most menopausal hot flashes are preceded by small elevations in core body temperature. If the thermoneutral zone between the thresholds for sweating and shivering is reduced in women with symptoms, the triggering mechanism for hot flashes could be explained. STUDY DESIGN We studied 12 postmenopausal women with symptoms and 8 without symptoms. We measured body temperatures with a rectal probe, an ingested telemetry pill, and a weighted average of rectal and skin temperatures. Each… CONTINUE READING

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