What is the practical approach in treating and counseling patients suffering from hot flashes? Dr. Susan Reed discusses the latest research on herbal supplements, such as black cohosh therapy; as well as, pharmacologic options: SSRIs, SNRIs and Gabapentin. Dr. Susan Reed is the Professor and Division Director of the Women's Health and Adjunct Appointment, Epidemiology, Clinical Services Director at the UW National Center of Excellence in Women's Health at the Univesity of Washington Schoolf of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
The interview was conducted live at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) 2014 meeting. Founded in 1989, NAMS is North America's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field-including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education-makes NAMS uniquely qualified to serve as the definitive resource for health professionals and the public for accurate, unbiased information about menopause and healthy aging. To learn more about NAMS, visit www.menopause.org.