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Can A Concussion Cause Hot Flashes Messed Up Cycles
Yes yes: Concussion, now more properly known as mild traumatic brain injury, can disturb hormonal regulation via the hypothalamic-pituitary axis as well as disruption of proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Regulation may be difficult and usually is only symptomatic, ie not truly reversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a non-sports (car) concussion since before Christmas. I worry that incidences of hot flashes are able to cause brain damage. Are they harmful?
I got a concussion the other day from hitting my head on the floor in Judo, and I'm getting hot flashes. Is this normal?
Variable: In my experience, which i admit may be skewed, hormone balances are the most common reason for hot flashes. However, there are several other possibilities for hot flashes in women. See a doctor for evaluation if they are bothersome or accompanied by other quality of life symptoms. ...Read more
Ovarian Failure: Hot flashes could be a sign of thyroid disease. It may also not be related to your hormones at all. However the diagnosis that is important to rule out is ovarian failure. That has extreme reproductive and medical consequences if not diagnosed. You will want to see your obgyn or fertility specialist to make sure that is not happening. ...Read more
Not typically: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. They are not usually associated with ovarian cysts or the hormones that they produce. ...Read more
Yes: Cholinergic urticaria is a type of hives. It is a skin rash brought on by a hypersensitive reaction to ones own body heat. It can also be due to sweating such as from exercise, heat from the sun, saunas, hot showers, spicy foods which may cause an increase in body temperature or even stress due to blushing or anger. ...Read more
Metabolism: Hot flashes are typically related menopause and low estrogen. Some people with diabetes can get hot flashes when their blood sugar goes too low. Their Insulin dose is usually not correct. When a healthy person eats a large amount of sugar or carbohydrate, his/her metabolism may speed up, temporarily increasing body temperature. ...Read more
Can tibolone 1.25 dose a day alleviate severe hot flashes caused by perimenopause? If yes, when does it start to be effective?
Can being in perimenopause cause one to feel hot a lot? Not hot flashes, just feeling warmer than usual a lot of the time, especially at night.
I'm a 65 year old female and am having more hot flashes than ever. I had a hysterectomy years ago. I am in good health. What could be the cause?
Does Cymbalta (duloxetine) help with hot flashes or does it cause them? I'm seeing mixed reviews. I have severe hot flashes now. I don't want them to get worse!
Both: In some people it helps and in others it helps. It is not one of the non-hormonal treatments shown to help with menopausal hot flashes but it is used for depression and some of the chronic pain syndromes. If you have one of those problems it is worth trying and can be stopped if the hot flashes worsen. The most important thing is why you are having the hot flashes. That can determine what helps. ...Read more
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