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What Are The Treatments For Hot Flashes After A Mastectomy
I had a bilateral mastectomy in dec., 2010. Since then I have suffered violent hot flashes. Can you help?
Talk 2 Ur Oncologist: Unfortunately, the best medication to rx hot flashes, estrogen replacement rx (ert), may be contraindicated based on your history of breast cancer. Please discuss with your oncologist: if they cannot offer ert, a low dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) (used at higher doses to rx depression) can help with hot flashes. Good luck. ...Read more
Number of treatments: There are a number of treatments with varied benefits. Hormone replace therapy such as estrogen can help however the risks and benefits need to be weighed. There is also low dose antidepressants such as Effexor which can be beneficial or clonidine. Some natural substances such as soy products or black cohosh can also help though a large daily amount would be recommended. ...Read more
Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes?
My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?
Any new treatment (without side effects) for symptoms of menopause mainly hot flashes and vaginal dryness?
Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?
Was dx w/ BOOP Pneumonia & prednisone is only treatment. Weaned off prednisone 5 days ago. Was on it a month @ 40mg how long will hot flashes last?
Up to: two weeks. A proper diet-low in processed carbohydrates and high in fruit is very helpfull with this. Hope your breathing better. ...Read more
I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?
OPTIONS: First i would start treatment if your doctor recommended it. Not everyone experiences hot flashes , some that do can tolerate them, in others it may be uncomfortable. Supplements like vit c and primrose oil maybe enough for some, others may need medications like:neurontin, clonidine, sertraline or venlafaxine. Note these medications may be associated with there own side effects. ...Read more
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
How can I prevent hot flashes caused by anxiety? So, I have an anxiety disorder, and i take medications and go to therapy. I'm also a hypochondriac, so i mostly avoid websites like these, but I am starting to get real hot flashes from what i assume is the
Hello. : Hello. Recommend that you ask your therapist about progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exericises. If you have already been taught these, recommend that you do them religiously. They can be very helpful to abort panic or anxiety or to help calm after a panic attack. ...Read more
HRT: It can take as little as 1-2 weeks. If longer get back in touch with your provider. ...Read more
What is the best type of hormone replacement therapy for treating hot flashes. I have up to thirty a day ?
I've heard that hormone replacement therapy can help with hot flashes. Everyone's talking about bioidentical hormones. What exactly are they and are they safe to use?
Natural HRT. : Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce. Many doctors, including myself, consider them safer and more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. ...Read more
For best results: Unfortunately it is diffuse diseases , it involves nipple and areola complex , when this area is removed will be cosmetically unacceptable , and is a aggressive disease are the reasons for mastectomy , although wide resection with good margins possible along with chemo-radiation is possible . It is also easier to reconstruct breast after mastectomy , if needed take a second opinion., discuss. ...Read more
Yes but....: No for everyone. There are specific indications, like family history and the breast cancer gene. I recommend finding a breast center in your area and discussing with a breast specialist. Make sure you get the facts and a true calculation for YOUR specific risk. ...Read more
If the breast tumor is a ductal carcinoma or stage 0 breast cancer than you may not need further therapy.
If it is stage 1 or more, you may not need radiation. If it is high risk (lymph nodes involved, triple negative, high oncotype score) you may need chemo and if it is hormone sensitive you may also need a hormone blocker. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Breast conservation and mastectomy are the 2 primary local therapy options. While for treatment of noninvasive disease (dcis) this may suffice, w/invasive disease systemic therapy must also be considered to address microscopic disease elsewhere that can't be reached w/surgery or xrt. More advanced (ie. Large tumors, multiple nodes +) may warrant post mastectomy XRT to maximize local control. ...Read more
Not recognized Rx:
As with many holistic/naturopathic they are not well studied and often fall short of their zealot supporters claims.
A more clinical tried and true if Omental tansplant from the abdomin to the axillae ...Read more
I am getting a diagnosis of dcis then a bilateral mastectomy preformed, what follow up treatment is good or needed?
Not indicated: Benign breast fibrocysric condition is not a "disease." it is fairly common & does not lead to breast cancer. Breast swelling, nodularity, discomfort & cysts occur. Mastectomy would not be indicated for this benign breast condition. ...Read more
Yes we can: The best treatment for any early cancer is surgery, i. E. Cut it out! when the cancer is in the breast, patients have a choice to remove just the cancer(called lumpectomy) and save the breast with the help of radiotherapy to the remaining breast. Or opt for removal of the entire breast, which is called mastectomy. ...Read more
Bc 3c had mastectomy lnd chemo radio finished treatment 6 mnth ago found an enlarged supraclavicular node been ultrasound but not being treated why?
What could be the cause of hard, swollen & chronic chest pain following mastectomy & radiotherapy treatments. Been on chemo & pain killers still same?
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