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A 37-year-old member asked:

i am getting some hot flashes but i am only 30, so too young?

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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: By definition, menopause not begin before age 35. While it is possible to undergo premature menopause (defined as absence of periods because of ovarian failure before age 35), it is extremely rare. If your fsh, lh, and serum Estradiol are normal, the hot flushes are not from menopause. If you are still having periods, it is very unlikely the hot flushes are from menopause.

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A 51-year-old member asked:

My wife has hot flashes. What do you recommend?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
See her physician: There can be a number of reasons for hot flashes, which she should probably discuss with her doctor. If they are related to menopause, sometimes the herbal supplements for menopause can be helpful.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a hot flash?

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Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
Its a vasmotor thing: During a hot flash or flush the blood vessels dilate (open up) causing more blood to flow resulting in these symptoms. Most common during peri menopause and attributed to estrogen deficiency. Can also occur from autonomic dysfunction such as during stress, public speaking and these are related to catecholamine release.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for hot-flash herbs to work?

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Dr. Jehangir Rao
Specializes in Holistic Medicine
2 to 4 weeks: Some herbs may help with symptoms of hot flushes but they do not address the other issues from hormone deficiency such as osteoporosis, cardiac health and brain function. For this you need a physician trained in bio identical hormones to properly balance these.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What does your hot flash feel like?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine 39 years experience
Like an oven: My patients tell me it's usually like someone just opened a hot oven in their face. Starts with heat at the neck and works upwards, fast. Lasts about 30 seconds to 2 minutes, after which she breaks out in a drenching sweat.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How long will I continue to have hot flashes after my final period?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Hard to say: Many women will have hot flashes for years after menopause.

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