Dr. Pruthi Examines Options Available for Hot Flashes

Dr. Sandya Pruthi from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota Examines the Options Available for Hot Flashes after the failure of flaxseed

Sandhya Pruthi, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses other options to help control hot flashes such as antidepressants, black cohosh, vitamin E, and soy products. She describes that the number of options available are running out.

Pruthi expresses her surprise when the results from her randomized controlled trial, NCCTG study N08C7, examining the use of flaxseed to control hot flashes failed to show a significant improvement.