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Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Why am I having hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hormonal changes: There are rapid hormonal changes ongoing during pregnancy that the body is also rapidly adjusting to accomodate.As a result, the rise( or drop) in estrogen levels will often cause "hot flashes". ...Read more

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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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Why am i having hot flashes at 51 when i had a tah-bso twenty years ago?

Why am i having hot flashes at 51 when i had a tah-bso twenty years ago?

Retained ovary?: When we remove ovaries, there is a possibility that a small portion of one or both ovaries is 'retained' and active. This is one good explanation as to why you are having temperature instability at the usual age of menopause. Also, consider that there are other causes of these sweating spells, such as thyroid or heart disease - go to your doctor and get checked out! ...Read more

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I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

I having hot flashes @ 27 y/o. During the day im freezing then all of a sudden im burning up hot this most of the time not just when im on my period?

Needs evaluation: May be hormonal but may be metabolic. Possible causes include hypothalamic dysfunction, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, early menopausal changes etc. All of these need evaluation. If you are a heavy aerobic exerciser, you should stop. The exercise causes a compensatory decrease in thyroid function - cold and decreased estrogen production - hot. Muscle training better (slo burn method only). ...Read more

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I'll be at work, then I'll start to have really bad hot flashes, then I feel really weak and shaky. If I eat something, I'll feel better for a bit. ?

I'll be at work, then I'll start to have really bad hot flashes, then I feel really weak and shaky. If I eat something, I'll feel better for a bit. ?

Combination: it could be combination of hormone irrugerality,and blood sugar level problem. you are too young for hormone problem,but it might be simpy irregular and need to be regulated. you are more likely having a blood sugar problem, simply because your symptoms get better after eating. either or need to e checked. see a doctoe for appropriate diagnostic work up. good luck.always keep hard candy with you. ...Read more

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Relief for hot flashes?

Relief for hot flashes?

Phyto estrogens horm: Herbs and phyto Estrogens you can try first, there are many herbs and natural methods that may or may not help. If those do not help then you can get on low dose hormones which when used properly are safe in the vast majority of women and have few side effects. You should see your gyn for the proper work up dosage and follow -up, no need to suffer in 2012. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes?

What causes hot flashes?

Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thyroid imbalances, drug interactions, and of course spicy foods. ...Read more

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What causes Hot flashes?

What causes Hot flashes?

See below: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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What's good for hot flashes?

What's good for hot flashes?

For you?: Are you asking for yourself? Hot flashes are common during menopause and leading up to it. But you are only 17 yrs old. Are you having hormonal or problems related to your period? When do you get these flashes? ...Read more

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How do I over come hot flashes?

How do I over come hot flashes?

See below: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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What causes bad bad hot flashes?

What causes bad bad hot flashes?

See below: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and i'm pagrnet?

Hot flashes: Hot flashes can exist for a number of reasons. A true hot flash usually is very specific and results from a loss of hormones. However, women who have fluctuations of hormones like exists in pregnancy can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Bad hot flashes should I see a dr?

If the hot flashes: Are effecting your quality of life or your function - then it would be appropriate to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

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. ...Read more

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Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Not all do: The evening is the most common time for hot flashes, but they can occur anytime. There is speculation that there are cyclical rhythms to hormone secretions or some women are just more aware of them when their activity is less. ...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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Why do I get hot flashes in the night?

Common: The most common cause is perimenopause or menopause. We have long known that the evening hours are the most common time for these, probably because of cyclical secretion of some hormones or less activity in other areas. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in young males?

What causes hot flashes in young males?

Hot flashes in males: Taking estrogens to change sex? Many other things. Great google question. I would go to uptodate.com and read about it. ...Read more

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How often is too often for hot flashes ?

No set amount: Frequency and intensity of hot flashes in menopausal women varies tremendously from patient to patient. When quality of life is significantly affected, hormonal replacement is advisable. ...Read more

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What do most women do about hot flashes?

What do most women do about hot flashes?

Power Surges: Many women feel this is "normal" and suffer quietly thinking they will go away. Hot flushes interfere with sleep as the blood flow control is lost resulting in sudden opening of blood vessels exulting in heat release. Over the counter herbals and medications have unpredictable results. Talk to your gynecologist for recommendations. ...Read more