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Doctor insights on: Hot Flashes Perimenopause

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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


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I'm 32 and afraid i'm in premature perimenopause. Hot flashes/night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings. Tsh 4.0. On hbc. How can I know for sure?

I'm 32 and afraid i'm in premature perimenopause. Hot flashes/night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings. Tsh 4.0. On hbc. How can I know for sure?

It's possible: 32 is young for menopause, but possible for various reasons. Are you having periods and if so how often? Your doctor can check your gonadotropin levels to tell you if you are perimenopausal; if so then further work up would need to be done to determine the cause. It is important to note that your symptoms could also be caused by other medical reasons so it is important to follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: See your doctor. Blood tests can be performed to diagnose menopause. A history and physical exam may point to other areas of concern. Check FSH, LH and Estradiol for menopause, TSH and Free T4 for Thyroid problems. CBC to rule out infection. ...Read more

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In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

In perimenopause, if your not having night sweats or hot flashes, does this mean estrogen is not needed? Many other symptoms exist.

HRT indications?: Hormone replacement therapy(hrt) is commonly advised for severe symptoms, especially hot flashes. Most other symptoms of estrogen deficiency can be managed with local applications of estrogen creams applied to the vaginal mucosa/ areas. Consult your gynecologist for further advice and proper management. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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