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Cause Of Night Sweats And Hot Flashes Other Than Menopause
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Can a doctor help somebody that is going through menopause? Is there a medication someone can take to help them with hot flashes symptoms are night sweats and hot flashes
Integrative Medicine: An integrative medicine physician can evaluated and help you with menopausal symptoms. For instance, 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 find integrative docs: http://www.Abihm.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having a tough time with menopause, over three years of hot flashes and night sweats. Is the degree of discomfort something that is hereditary?
Not necessarily.: If you handle menopause the same way as your family you may get the same result. Your endocrine (hormone), immune, and nervous systems are intimately related. If one is out of balance it can affect the others. Your hormones won't work well, despite adequate hormone replacement, if your adrenals and neurotransmitter (chemical messengers in the brain) levels are abnormal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned about hot flashes and night sweats that have been ongoing for 7 years? It started in my early 30s and tests for early menopause came back negative. I notice that anxiety sometimes triggers them, especially when i feel frantic because
Having : Having hot flashes and night sweats for 7 years must be miserable. Please become established with a good family practice or internal medicine doctor in your area. You should have a medical workup. There are treatments that may help you, but it is important to closely establish with a good primary care doctor. I am glad that you had hormone testing, but you may need thyroid studies, blood glucose testing, and other types of testing. If it does end up being anxiety, there are treatments as well as medications that may help. ...Read more
What is the best way to cope with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability & poor sleep?
Premarin (conjugated estrogens): Premarian with Provera (if you have uterus), Premarin (conjugated estrogens) (if hysterectomy), is the best for hot flashes. However, you have to consider the risk for dvt, pe, stroke, heart attack, possible risk for breast cancer. The risk are low, but possible. If the hot flashes are so bad, you may consider this option. Sertraline , clonidine, Gabapentin are other option but not as effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
35 yo hysterectomy, w/ ovaries. I have hot flashes, night sweats, can't lose weight, with menopausal systems, FSH level is 1.8 LH level is 1.2, test 37?
What would cause numerous hot flashes and night sweats to start after loosing 38 lbs in a protein based diet? Still on estrogel & progesterone as befo
Hormonal changes: If your weight loss was rapid then you are likely decreasing your amount of circulating Estrogen. Fat cells secrete Estrogen. Losing the fat decreases the Estrogen. Consider getting your thyroid and blood sugar checked too. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. Hot flashes can be more challenging but night sweats and hot flashes have a crossover in their treatment. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck. We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I have night sweats and hot flashes since i had a partial hyster 13 yrs ago? They are getting worse now for sure and i'm feeling mohormonal
Probably menopause: It is important that you understand that the type of hysterectomy that you had usually means that only the uterus is taken out and the ovaries are left in. If that is the case, then you will go through a natural menopause when your ovaries stop producing adequate hormones. It is not surprising at your age for these symptoms to be starting. You might consider getting your hormones tested. ...Read more
I have random night sweats and hot flashes everyday, I have already switch birth control, I am 23 and female. What can this be?
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more
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