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Other Causes Of Hot Flashes Than Menopause
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can certain medications cause hot flashes? I am not anywhere close to menopause. Could any medications be responsible for my recent hot flashes? .
Yes other causes: There are other causes including medications. Hot flashes can be a side effect of food additive mono-sodium glutamate (msg), or of Nifedipine (procardia, adalat), Niacin (numerous brand names), antibiotics: vancomycin, gemifloxacin and lomefloxacin. Calcitonin and headache medicines topiramate and maxalt (rizatriptan). Thyroid disease, hidden infection (like tb) and some cancers can also cause hot flashes.
Hot flashes: Those symptoms dictate that you must see your Gynecologist as soon as possible.
Many other causes: Hot flashes have lots of possible causes. The most common cause for a woman in her mid 40's is perimenopause (although I don't now if you are a female). Other causes include: medications, especially SSRI antidepressants and niacin, Obesity, excessive eating, alcohol intake, smoking, stress, tumors, infections, thyroid and other hormone problems, and inflammatory illnesses.
I have a problem with terrible hot flashes at night. I am not menopausal, according to my obgyn. Could lithium or levothyroxine cause this trouble?
Hot flashes: If your levothyroxine dose is correct, it should not cause hot flashes, but if the dose is excessive, it may. Women may start developing hot flashes up to 8 years before actual menopause, but prior to writing off your symptoms on that, other conditions that can cause hot flashes at night need to be ruled out.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Additional helps: 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.See 2 more doctor answers
Paced breathing +: Most women can manage their hot flashes with measures such as dressing in layers, sipping ice water, avoiding trigger foods such as alcohol & spicy food. Paced breathing has been shown in research studies to reduce intensity and duration of hot flashes: http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing. Pdf medications can be used too.
Menopause: A common problem Please see your primary care doctor or, better still, a gynecologist. Taking care of this is almost always very helpful.
Many women do: Some women don't, but hot flashes are very common in menopause (though there are many things that can cause hot flashes, that are not hormonal). They feel like a sudden spreading heat sensation, along the skin surface, usually involving the head, neck, chest, ears, and often the skin flushes (turns red).
Yes: Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause. If your symptoms are extreme, speak with your doc about hormone replacment to help you through this period. Women who are healthy and just entering menopause are good candidates for hrt. Your doc can also check to make sure there are no other causes of hot flashes at this time.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I'm a teen. I have been having mild hot flashes lately. Can this be a sign of menopause? If not what can be causing them?
Hot flashes: If hot flashes occur at other times in a young woman's menstrual cycle, then it might be a symptom of a problem with the pituitary gland and seeing a doctor is highly recommended. Hormonal changes, not just in menopause can be causative. Thyroid disorders may be indicative as well, Get the eval. Best wishes.See 1 more doctor answer
Do hot flashes mean I'm starting menopause? I've started having hot flashes occasionally--does this mean I'm starting menopause? .
Possible: It certainly could, but check w/your physician as there are other possible causes for hot flashes that may need to be excluded.
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