Hot flushes affect about three quarters of those who experience the menopause. These usually start on the face and in the centre of the chest and then radiate over the body. Hot flushes appear to be due to a disorder of temperature control. As the result of this, body temperature falls, and you can start shivering and feeling cold in an attempt to restore your body’s core temperature. Thanks to our friends at Aviva for providing this excellent menopause guide for employers that you can download here.