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What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

Many things: Hot flashes can be due to certain medications, thyroid or other endocrine problems, or to certain types of cancer, like lymphoma. Sometimes women experience hot flashes due to hormone swings in the 40s when the periods are still fairly normal. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause is defined as 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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What do you suggest if I'm having menopause and hot flashes?

Menopause: A common problem Please see your primary care doctor or, better still, a gynecologist. Taking care of this is almost always very helpful. ...Read more

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I've heard about hot flashes and menopause. Are there any other indications of it?

I've heard about hot flashes and menopause. Are there any other indications of it?

Menopause: Hot flashes are a frequent symptom of menopause as is stopping of the menstrual periods for one year. During peri-menopause mainly other symptoms may occur e.g. Decreased sexual desire, foggy thinking, fatigue, insomnia and sometimes depression. ...Read more

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I've been having frequent hot flashes,  it's definitely not menopause as I'm only 25. What could it be?  

I've been having frequent hot flashes,  it's definitely not menopause as I'm only 25. What could it be?  

Consult your Doctor: Although hot flashes mostly occur in Menopausal women.But can occur even at 24.Most of the time it is related to low level of estrogen.Low estrogen level can occur from certain medications.It seems you are not taking any of those meds as you did not mention it. Need to check your Thyroid gland and estrogen level,Also Carcinoid syndrome in which there is increase production of serotonin. ...Read more

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How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

Unkown: The mechanism of action is unknown. Studies however do show a significant reduction in frequency of hot flushes (55% ) while there is very little effect on severity. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes. I wake up and soaked in sweat. I have a discharge. Could this be menopause?

I have hot flashes. I wake up and soaked in sweat. I have a discharge. Could this be menopause?

Possibly: This depends upon your age and hormonal history. These are typical menopausal symptoms and rarely in the 35-50 year old age group are other conditions the cause. If persistent or bothersome, see your OB -gyn to discuss and decide upon treatment. ...Read more

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Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Is black cohosh a good remedy for hot flashes due to menopause? Any concerns? Does it increase weight?

Debatable : Black cohosh is used by some to combat hot flashes and insomnia related to menopausal decline. It's mechanism of action is unknown. It was once thought that it had estrogenic effects, but that has since been shown not to be the case. Estrogenic effects could lead to weight gain, but since it doesn't act this way weight gain should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Should HRT elimate all menopause symptoms? Or is it normal to still have some hot flashes after 6 weeks on it?

Should HRT elimate all menopause symptoms? Or is it normal to still have some hot flashes after 6 weeks on it?

Unlikely: No pills can replace the natural rhythm of the body. While hrt can raise your level back to normal, it cannot "adjust" quickly so it's possible some symptoms can remain. ...Read more

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How long does it take black cohosh to start working? I'm trying to relieve the hot flashes and sweats associated with menopause.

Black cohosh: I disagree with my colleague's opinion about black cohosh, which is not just a "pop" remedy. It does have research supporting its use. A recent example: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also http://tinyurl.Com/lnovtea you should see some results in a few weeks of consistent dosing. 20 mg of a standardized extract twice daily. If no help, work w/an integrative ob-gyn. ...Read more

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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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more