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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness, brain tightening, heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness,  brain tightening,  heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

See details: Yes it can but there are also medical disorders that can cause the same symptoms such as thyroid disorders. I would see an internist for a complete history, physical, and appropriate blood tests. Your doctor can direct you to the proper specialist if needed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hot flashes caused by anxiety? So, I have an anxiety disorder, and i take medications and go to therapy. I'm also a hypochondriac, so i mostly avoid websites like these, but I am starting to get real hot flashes from what i assume is the

How can I prevent hot flashes caused by anxiety? So, I have an anxiety disorder, and i take medications and go to therapy. I'm also a hypochondriac, so i mostly avoid websites like these, but I am starting to get real hot flashes from what i assume is the

Hello. : Hello. Recommend that you ask your therapist about progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exericises. If you have already been taught these, recommend that you do them religiously. They can be very helpful to abort panic or anxiety or to help calm after a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause excessive sweating and hot flashes or is this my anxiety?

Can propranolol cause excessive sweating and hot flashes or is this my anxiety?

USUALLY: Propranalol ( a "beta blocker" ) is used to TREAT the symptoms you are having! You should have your THYROID gland checked before attributing these symptoms to anxiety! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 22 almost 23 and get hot flashes on and off. I it related to my anxiety?

I'm 22 almost 23 and get hot flashes on and off. I it related to my anxiety?

Hot Flashes/Anxiety: You should have a full physical examination by your internist. Always "rule out" physical causes of symptoms prior to labelling them as psychological. ...Read more

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Why do I have hot flashes. At age 60 ? I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Why do I have hot flashes.  At age 60 ?  I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Panic disorder: Ovaries are usually left in after hysterectomy which is the source of hormones associated with menopause. You could be having hormonal changes that have triggered and anxiety disorder. See a psychiatrist for the anxiety disorder and this should help the hot flashes. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. James 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