Hot flushes in menopause linked to pregnancy disorders

Women who develop gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced hypertension are more likely to have hot flushes, study shows

Women who develop hypertension during pregnancy or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may be more likely to have a greater number of vasomotor symptoms during their menopausal transition, according to new research.

Hot flushes are associated with vascular endothelial dysfunction, as are hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and GDM.