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A 51-year-old female asked:

Need suggestions for menopausal hot flashes.

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
All have risks: You're a little young to be going through menopause, so check with your md re: other possible causes. All medications have potential risks. Common tx for menopausal hot flashes include estrogen, ssri's and clonidine. Check with your physician for more specific info.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Additional helps: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you have a hot flash for anything other than menopause?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bullock
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Sure.: A hot flash could be just a hot flash. Or, it could be from stress or anxiety. Thyroid problems sometimes present with intolerance to hot or cold. Other medical disorders can present with hot flashes. And, a hormone imbalance, even if it is not menopause, could also give you hot flashes. If it is only occasional, it's probably no big deal. If they are frequent, or causing problems, see your dr.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What could be helpful for a menopausal hot flash?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Hormone therapy : Alleviating moderate to severe hot flashes is best handled by hormone therapy. If that is not desirable, there are a variety of herbs and homeopathic remedies that can be used.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Terri Washington
Endocrinology 17 years experience
Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Gynecology 44 years experience
Many things: Hot flashes can be due to certain medications, thyroid or other endocrine problems, or to certain types of cancer, like lymphoma. Sometimes women experience hot flashes due to hormone swings in the 40s when the periods are still fairly normal. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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