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A 34-year-old member asked:

How can you stop or treat hot flashes? i am having hot flashes, night sweats.

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Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of hot flashes. If due to an overactive thyroid we treat that, if due to being menopausal, hrt can help but the risk and benefits have to be weighed before it is taken.

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A 59-year-old female asked:

What is the difference between hot flashes and night sweats and how can you tell the difference?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Differences: Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth (intense over face/neck/chest) that can cause skin to redden/blush. Night sweats are episodes of sweating that soak your bedding and are related to some underlying cause. Hot flashes can be severe enough to cause profuse sweating so see a doctor if night sweats occur on a regular basis, interrupt sleep, or accompanied by fever or unexplained weight loss.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Hot flashes, what can you do to stop them? I am having hot flashes, night sweats

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Estradiol: See your gyn and ask about using estradiol. They are very effective in treatment for hot flushes.
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A 54-year-old female asked:

Is there any connection with hot flashes, night sweats and gas?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
connection between: Hot flashes and night sweats those are from lack of estrogen, but gas not connected.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can mental health drugs give you hot flashes and night sweats?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Luanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Yes: Some antidepressants are among the most common causes of night sweats. However, others are actually commonly used to treat hot flashes, so those may be caused by a different drug or mechanism. I would talk to your doctor as it depends on what medications you are taking. Night sweats can also be a symptom of serious diseases, so you should see your doctor.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 55 years experience
I couldn't agree more!
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A 57-year-old female asked:

How long does night sweats and hot flashes last? I'm in menopause

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Night sweats.: Too long! Please make an appointment to see your gynecologist as soon as you can. You will be well looked after. Gynecologists know what neds to be done.
Last updated Feb 12, 2018


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