For many women, menopause can present as hot flashes, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased energy, and lower libido. If you are experiencing menopausal symptoms, increased focus on the pandemic may cause you to mistake some of them for signs of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, and the sensation of heat and sweating can be easily mistaken for a fever. It’s important to remember that when you have hot flashes, even though you sense increased body heat, your temperature doesn’t actually rise. So, if you experience this sensation but don’t have a temperature of 100.4° or above, it is likely just a hot flash. If you want more information about menopause symptoms, check out our menopause resource page.
Learn more about menopause and COVID-19 in a News12 interview with our Chair of Women’s Health, Dr. Bruno Casanova: