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Dr. Ron 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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Temp is 96.8-97.5 during major hot flash. Post surgical menopause. Possible causes?

Temp is 96.8-97.5 during major hot flash. Post surgical menopause. Possible causes?

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

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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

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 more

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Relief for hot flashes?

Relief for hot flashes?

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 more

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Menopause or overheated?

Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?: Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes?

Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thyroid imbalances, drug interactions, and of course spicy foods. ...Read more

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What causes Hot flashes?

What causes Hot flashes?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Lupus and hot flashes?

Possible.: Lupus is a tough disease to figure and this could certainly be a symptom of either disease or treatment. However, if you are 48 this could symptom of menopause as well. Might want to discuss with your rheumatologist. ...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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Hot flashes, cramps after period, nausea and night sweats?

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

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

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 more

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What causes hot flashes when i'm 17 years old?

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

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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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Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Uncertain: If you have the "flu" (which i would not just assume given that this is not flu season) and you are having hot flashes (which might represent fevers) then i would suggest that evaluation by your doctor for a source of infection would be a good idea. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s and ...Read more