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How to treat hot flashes?

How to treat hot flashes?

Many ways: Estrogen (with Progesterone to protect the uterus) is still the best. Other otc treatments and medications are of marginal benefit. Talk to your doctor about what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

What can I do to treat menopause and hot flashes?

Hot flashes: The only appropriate way to take care of this is to see your PCP or gynecologist. Do not get "fancy" pills from fancy stores. ...Read more

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How can I naturally treat severe hot flashes?

No good answer: There are multiple remedies suggested, but I have not seen any of them help. One fairly benign, but not totally "natural" therapy is to lo dose Clonidine (o.5 mg twice daily) to block some of the symptoms. Works for some women, not for others. Obviously, estrogen will postpone the not flashes until the estrogen is stopped. There is disagreement as to whether this is ok or not. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to overcome hot flushes?

How to overcome hot flushes?

TIme: Most resolve over time. Hrt will postpone them. Low dose Clonidine can suppress them in many women. Some respond favorably to ssri's. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you cure hot flashes naturally?

How do you cure hot flashes naturally?

Botanicals: I respectfully disagree with my colleague -- there are studies supporting use of certain herbs in menopausal hot flashes. A couple of these are black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 you can work with an integrative medicine physician for personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Hot flashes from hyperthyroidism how to control?

Hot flashes from hyperthyroidism how to control?

Beta blockers: If your symptoms are from menopause, estrogen, ssri's or Clonidine may help. If they are due to hyperthyroidism, beta blockers can help and lower an accelerated heart rate. However, ultimately you need to talk with your endocrinologist about a definitive therapy for your hyperthyroidism such as radioactive iodine or antithyroid drugs. ...Read more

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How to stop hot flushes?

How to stop hot flushes?

Meds: Most women need hormone meds to stop flashes it is possible that Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may work but antidepressants only have limited success some people find that black cohosh or soy products help yoga may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes? What is the best way to treat frequent hot flashes? .

Many: There are a number of hormonal and non hormonal ways to treat hot flashes. This includes prescription medicines , over the counter products, and herbal remedies. My book "a woman's guide to hormone health" explores all these options in detail. It is available online or by emailing me at reaker@yahoo.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

Many good remedies: There are many effective ways to reduce vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes). Meditation, good diet, vitamin e, herbal remedies, medications, and hormonal treatments can all be used in specific cases. Talk to a women's health specialist. ...Read more

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How to treat cold feet?

How to treat cold feet?

Wear socks.: Cold feet might be a sign of poor circulation. On the other hand some people just have cold feet/hands and that is normal for them. There is also a generally benign condition called raynauds which causes cold/numb toes. See a dr. If you have discoloration of toes, pain numbness etc. ...Read more

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What can you take for hot flash ?

Hot flashes: If you are peri-menopausal, or menopausal, there are many things that could be helpful for your symptoms. You can try holistic remedies such as black cohosh, soy products, evening primrose ( find them at costco or your drug store). Sometimes "gabapentin" may help hot flashes, and insomnia from menopausal symptoms. There are some reports that ssris such as pacil or Lexapro (escitalopram) might help as well. ...Read more

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How to be treated for extreme fatigue and hot flashes?

See your: doctor and determine the cause and appropriate treatment. Hot flashes may be an indication of menopause. ...Read more

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How to you treat chills?

How to you treat chills?

Treat the fever: Usually chills are a result of a fever .This fever is usually greater than 100.4 to 101. Although you can often treat chills by treating a fever it is important not to ignore that a high fever can indicate severe illness. During illnesses that are associated with high fevers it is also important to maintain hydration. Always see your doctor if a fever lasts more than 4 days. There are other cause. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is heat exhaustion and how can you treat it?

What is  heat exhaustion and how can you treat it?

Body Overheated: Heat exhaustion can be treated by cooling the patient and rehydrating them, but it is best that they be seen by their doctor to rule out more serious issues. Heat illness can progress very rapidly. If they are unable to hold down any liquids, complain of pain, esp. Headaches, dizziness, appear slow or not "with it", appear flushed, stopped sweating, high temp, etc, go to the er. ...Read more

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Botanicals can help: 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 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. ...Read more

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Need help for hot flushes due to menopause?

Need help for hot flushes due to menopause?

Website: This website has good advice: http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-hot-flashes Dress in layers, get a cooling mattress topper, invest in a small personal fan, ask your doctor for Rx if symptoms are really bothersome. ...Read more

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What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

Heat tolerance: BP meds, diuretics SSRIs Antidepessants. Narcotics eating a low sodium and potassium diet. Not drinking enough water. ...Read more