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What should you do to help relieve hot flashes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Estrogen: Estrogen replacement will postpone the hot flashes if they're due to early menopause. Low dose Clonidine (0.05 mg twice daily) helps some as do ssri's. First, make sure what the cause it before attempting treatment. See you doctor.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

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Dr. Martin Fielder
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Several options: If it is from menopause (estrogen levels declining), you have several options. Best option is taking hormone replacement (estrogen, adding Progesterone if you still have a uterus). Next best option is a ssri (like prozac), as that works around 50% of the time or so. Another medicine, clonidine, can work as well. Typically it is for high blood pressure. Otc herbals have some use, like estroven.

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