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Hot Flashes Post Menopause
Normal: The hot flash sensation is caused by dilation of the blood vessels close to the skin. This releases heat from your body surface making your core slightly cooler. That is why many women feel cold a few minutes after the hot flash is over. ...Read more
Do hot flashes mean i'm starting menopause? I've started having hot flashes occasionally--does this mean i'm starting menopause?
Botanicals can help: 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 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phyto estrogens horm: Herbs and phyto Estrogens you can try first, there are many herbs and natural methods that may or may not help. If those do not help then you can get on low dose hormones which when used properly are safe in the vast majority of women and have few side effects. You should see your gyn for the proper work up dosage and follow -up, no need to suffer in 2012. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. 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
48yr old last period 3 months ago.Onset hot flashes. Hormone levels in"postmenopausal range"estrogen 11.8. These mean menopause is over by post?
Not necessarily: First, the definition of menopause is cessation of periods for one year straight without other causes. A single estrogen level doesn't mean anything. Especially in the last 5-7 years before menopause, your estrogen level will fluctuate from day to day and may be in the menopausal range one day and normal premenopausal the next. I don't waste the patients time doing levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cramps, hot flashes: Hi sarah, you are pretty young for hot flashes and night sweats. Cramps can be easily treated with nonsteroidals like motrin. If you are suffering from hot flashes and night sweats you might want to see your doctor for some blood work to check hormone levels such as your thyroid. Good luck! ...Read more
Circulation: The hot flashes you may be experiencing while pregnant are not the same as those experienced by women in menopause. Menopausal hot flashes are due to lack of estrogen. Pregnancy is a high estrogen state. Most likely the hot flashes in pregnancy are due to changes in your circulation and increased heat generated by the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
59 yo. Hyst. Have ovaries. FSH 128. Progesterone .16 drenching night sweats every night. Then chills .
menopause? TSH 7.12 thyroidectomy
Hot Flashes: If your concern is that you are going through menopause at the age of 17, please rest assured that this is extremely unlikely. The incidence of premature menopause in adolescents is extremely low. As for why you are feeling "hot flashes" at the age of 17...There is a huge list of things that may increase your basal temperature, please see your pediatric physician for possible evaluation/bloodwork. ...Read more
I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?
Hormonal evaluation: If no menses for 2 years you are post menopausal. You need to evaluate your hormone levels and replace/balance them. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test your hormone levels and then help you get them balanced. This will help to get hot flashes under control and more importantly protect your long term health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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