About Hot Flashes

Hot flashes, also known as Vasomotor Symptoms, are the most common complaint among women entering menopause.  Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth (accompanied with flushing and sweating) which are usually most intense over the face, neck and chest. They can vary in frequency and intensity but usually last between 4-10 minutes. Many times, a hot flash is followed by a feeling of being chilled.  For many women, hot flashes can occur for up to 5 years, though 20% of women will experience them for up to 15 years, negatively impacting their quality of life.

Today, hot flashes are commonly treated with hormone replacement therapy. However since this is associated with increased risk of breast cancer most physicians limit how long a woman takes such hormones.

About the Study

Rochester Clinical Research is currently recruiting women seeking alternatives for hot flash management.  We are in need of otherwise healthy women between the ages of 40-65 for a study examining the long term safety and tolerability of an investigational oral medication aimed at reducing the frequency of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.  The study will last approximately 60 weeks with 16 visits to our office.  Study related care is provided to participants at no cost. Reimbursement for time and travel may be available up to $1300 for those who qualify.

How do you know if you experience hot flashes?

These questions may help:

  • Do you find yourself getting a sudden, overwhelming feeling of heat in your face and upper chest?
  • Do you find yourself frequently taking off and putting on your jacket or sweater due to fluctuating body temperature?
  • Do you find yourself waking up suddenly in the middle of the night because of sweating?

If you answered yes to any of the above, there’s a good chance you had a hot flash. Contact us today to learn more.


  • A woman (born female) between the ages of 40-65 years old
  • Seeking relief for hot flashes associated with menopause
  • Not taking any hormone therapy or any treatment for menopausal symptoms