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How long does night sweats and hot flashes last? I'm in menopause

How long does night sweats and hot flashes last?  I'm in menopause

Night sweats.: Too long! Please make an appointment to see your gynecologist as soon as you can. You will be well looked after. Gynecologists know what neds to be done. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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

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

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What is the best way to cope with menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, irritability & poor sleep?

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 more

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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

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

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31 yr old woman with really bad night sweats and hot flashes?

31 yr old woman with really bad night sweats and hot flashes?

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 more

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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

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I'm 43 year old women having night sweats and hot flashes during the day. I 'm getting headaches and my period might be late.What is wrong with me?

I'm 43 year old women having night sweats and hot flashes during the day. I 'm getting headaches and my period might be late.What is wrong with me?

Menopause: This is only one possibility, but because you are a little young it would probably be advisable for you to be seen by your pcp and evaluated thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in12months, been through the night sweats and hot flashes, but now my breast are huge, i'm 48. Should i be concerened?

I haven't had a period in12months, been through the night sweats and hot flashes, but now my breast are huge, i'm 48. Should i be concerened?

Many things: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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I am having kidney and bladder pain also terrible night sweats and hot flashes during the day. I am 34 and still on birth control. I have been taking estroblend but can;t tell its helping...Any info?

I am having kidney and bladder pain also terrible night sweats and hot flashes during the day. I am 34 and still on birth control. I have been taking estroblend but can;t tell its helping...Any info?

Possible infection: Sometimes these hot flashes and chills are due to fever. You mention kidney and bladder pain--have you been evaluated for a UTI or a kidney stone? Other causes can be thyroid or early ovarian failure--see you doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but i still get my period. Could i be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old. .

Can i be in menopause and still get my period? I have a lot of the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, and breast soreness, but i still get my period. Could i be going through early menopause? I am 44 years old. 

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Yes, : Yes, that is a very good question. It is somewhat early, but women age 44-45 can definitely start getting peri-menopausal symptoms. The average age of menopause is 54 but some women do go through it earlier. Some women have peri-menopause for several years before menstruation ceases. ...Read more

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Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Yes: Hot flashes and night sweats are common menopausal symptoms in women due to low estrogen levels. Men do not normally have these symptoms because testosterone prevents it. However, men with very low testosterone levels can have these symptoms. Of course, there are other medical problems that cause night sweats, so you should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Hi i was 24 years old when i had a full hysterectomy. I was wondering what i can do for hot flashes and night sweats?

HRT: I know you've read horrible things about hormone replacement therapy - but you've endured this for 4 years, and you've probably tried all the herbal nonsense without success. Your gynecologist can prescribe a hormone replacement regimen that will lessen your symptoms considerably with minimum risk. ...Read more

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Can mental health drugs give you hot flashes and night sweats?

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Can mental health drugs give you hot flashes and night sweats?

Yes: Some antidepressants are among the most common causes of night sweats. However, others are actually commonly used to treat hot flashes, so those may be caused by a different drug or mechanism. I would talk to your doctor as it depends on what medications you are taking. Night sweats can also be a symptom of serious diseases, so you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

Sweating At Night (Definition)

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


Night Sweats (Definition)

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