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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Need help for menapause symtoms like hot flashes, irritability, & nerves please ! can't take prescription hormons!

Menopausal symptoms: You said that you can’t use hormone therapy but there are a number of possible options that may help you. You may wish to talk to your physician about black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa. Studies have shown it to be as effective as a low-dose estrogen patch for relief of menopausal symptoms. ...Read more

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Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Im not sure what is wrong but i stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Hypothyroidism?: You should have your thyroid checked as perhaps this can be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your doctor can do a basic blood test to look for other problems as well. Any allergies to food? As for the "cellulitis" it sounds more likely to be a rash than an infection since it is located on both thighs, however this should also be looked at more closely. Try to wear fabrics that do not cause chafing ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

What can I do to relieve hot flashes?

Several options: If it is from menopause (estrogen levels declining), you have several options. Best option is taking hormone replacement (estrogen, adding Progesterone if you still have a uterus). Next best option is a ssri (like prozac), as that works around 50% of the time or so. Another medicine, clonidine, can work as well. Typically it is for high blood pressure. Otc herbals have some use, like estroven. ...Read more

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Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Not all do: The evening is the most common time for hot flashes, but they can occur anytime. There is speculation that there are cyclical rhythms to hormone secretions or some women are just more aware of them when their activity is less. ...Read more

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How do you cure hot flashes naturally?

Botanicals: I respectfully disagree with my colleague -- there are studies supporting use of certain herbs in menopausal hot flashes. A couple of these are black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and also sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133 you can work with an integrative medicine physician for personalized recommendations. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot flashes in the night?

Common: The most common cause is perimenopause or menopause. We have long known that the evening hours are the most common time for these, probably because of cyclical secretion of some hormones or less activity in other areas. ...Read more

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Can you have hot flashes only at night?

Possible: Hotflashes from menopause can come in various shapes and forms, including occuring only at night time. ...Read more

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What's a good way to help stop hot flashes?

What's a good way to help stop hot flashes?

Estrogen: The most effective relief is estrogen hormone. However, there are alternatives such as progestin hormone, clonidine, certain antidepressants, gabapentin, and some herbal remedies. Discuss with your doctor about what is most appropriate for you. ...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


Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more