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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Start with diet.: Hot flashes or flushes, may happen due to decreased estrogen production. Hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia may cause identical symptoms. Start by eating ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thy ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: The exact mechanism is unknown but it most likely relates to a change in estrogen levels. That is why they are so commonly associated with menopause. ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
For you?: Are you asking for yourself? Hot flashes are common during menopause and leading up to it. But you are only 17 yrs old. Are you having hormonal or ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando E. Hernandez-Rey
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
Difficult question: Without knowing your history its hard to give you recommendations. In certain cases there are alternatives and others where they may not be appropriat ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience in Gynecology
Several possibilitie: Hot flashes can be due to menopause, sudden changes in blood sugar, thyroid problems, and occasionally chronic illness like tuberculosis. In general, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Hot flashes: Hot flashes can exist for a number of reasons. A true hot flash usually is very specific and results from a loss of hormones. However, women who have ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Menopause: Hot flashes can represent serious infections. But it can also represent menopause. I think your definition of your hot flashes as 'bad' means getting ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fielder
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several options: If it is from menopause (estrogen levels declining), you have several options. Best option is taking hormone replacement (estrogen, adding Progestero ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience in Endocrinology
None: Although many herbs have been touted to help hot flashes there are no good scientific studies looking at them. Talk to a gynecologist about the advant ... Read More

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