CBT effective for hot flushes: study

Relaxation and breathing techniques can help women better manage hot flushes and night sweats following breast cancer treatment, research finds.

The techniques, taught as part of group cognitive behavioural therapy, were shown in a randomised trial to significantly improve the impact of symptoms on day-to-day functioning, after nine weeks of treatment.

These improvements were maintained at 26 weeks, with women also reporting improved mood, sleep and quality of life.

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