Hot flushes, night sweats, brain fog? Here’s what we know about phytoestrogens for menopause

Associate Professor Caroline Gurvich Dr Jane Varney Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

While some women glide through menopause, more than 85% experience one or more unpleasant symptoms, which can have an impact on their physical and mental health, daily activities and quality of life.

Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common of these, affecting 75% of women, and the symptom for which most women seek treatment.