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My 75 year old grandmother is experiencing burning sensations or hot flashes in different parts of her body and she does have diabetes.

My 75 year old grandmother is experiencing burning sensations or hot flashes in different parts of her body and she does have diabetes.

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

What would cause hot flash like symptoms, body feels extremely warm, and face becomes red when you are post menopause?

Menopausal hot flash: Menopausal hot flashes cause the body to keep extremely warm with a facial redness rising from the neck. It lasts about 3 minutes before settling down. Removing clothes layers, sipping cold water and paced-breathing are all useful management options. There are several medications that can be used as well if they become intolerable. ...Read more

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Hot flashes + I only get my period 2x a year but they last for a month. I do put my body through lots of stress + I exercise almost everyday. Ideas?

Hot flashes + I only get my period 2x a year but they last for a month. I do put my body through lots of stress + I exercise almost everyday. Ideas?

Oligomenorrhia: Infrequent cycles result in thickened uterine lining accounting for heavy periods are if you have enough body weight if you are too thin that can decrease the frequency of your cycles. Stress can do the same. Some women can have increased prolactinl levelsthe negative effects of decreased cycles is low bone density during reproductive years donot smoke decrease alcohol intake. Oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Is it a cause of concern when you get over the flu and then have similar symptoms 9 days later? Symptoms: fatigue, chills, hot flashes, and body aches

Is it a cause of concern when you get over the flu and then have similar symptoms 9 days later? Symptoms: fatigue, chills, hot flashes, and body aches

Flu: You have to differentiate between 2 things that may happen after flu: one is bacterial infection (staph pneumonia) which usually presents with high grade fever, chills, cough w\o chest pain. The other thing is the post viral syndrome which usually a continuation of the flu symptoms but get milder with time. ...Read more

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I have a hx of anxiety, but I have an unusual warm sensation around my heart. It doesn't hurt, but is concerning. I also have hx of hot flashes?

I have a hx of anxiety, but I have an unusual warm sensation around my heart. It doesn't hurt, but is concerning. I also have hx of hot flashes?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See your doc to rule out medical condtions. ...Read more

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22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

22 5'8 148 lbs 3 1/2 months postpartum I keep having numbing tingling sensation in left arm radiating to neck chest pain and hot flashes I breastfeed?

No worries: Congratulations on the baby Allison. Unfortunately they can reek havoc on your body. I would recommend you start with the basic moist heat, massage & lymphatic drainage of that left arm. Carpal Tunnel syndrome is a distinct possibility. Try a cock up splint. You may need an MRI of your C-Spine if not improving. I wouldn't worry about the vasomotor symptoms. They will resolve with time. Common! ...Read more

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Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

Chest pain, lump in throat feeling, and flushed/burning sensation in cheeks? Weeks ago, had chest pain, hot flash feeling, numb right arm. 26/female.

See your Dr.: If no worrisome family or personal history, could be thyroid issue, but need exam and testing to be sure is not heart-related, or GI source which would need different treatment. If symptoms worsen, go to er for evaluation asap. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in young males?

What causes hot flashes in young males?

Hot flashes in males: Taking estrogens to change sex? Many other things. Great google question. I would go to uptodate. Com and read about it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

Variable: In my experience, which I admit may be skewed, hormone balances are the most common reason for hot flashes. However, there are several other possibilities for hot flashes in women. See a doctor for evaluation if they are bothersome or accompanied by other quality of life symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes? I experience them from time to time and I'm not sure why.

Hormonal Fluctuation: You're awfully young to be experiencing hot flashes. I would consult your gyn so he/she can obtain a full history from you and determine if you need any tests done for you. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Can high sugar cause hot flashes?

Can high sugar cause hot flashes?

No: Hot flashes or postmenual symptoms are vasomotor response by dysregulations of estrogen. Having diabetes or elevated blood glucose should not cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sudden hot flash?

What is the cause of a sudden hot flash?

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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Does herpes medication cause hot flashes?

Does herpes medication cause hot flashes?

Antivirals: Antiviral medications that are given to treat herpes do not generally have a side effect profile consistent with symptoms of "hot-flashes", although anything is possible! ...Read more

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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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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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What could be the cause of hot flashes mid twenties?

Ovarian Failure: Hot flashes could be a sign of thyroid disease. It may also not be related to your hormones at all. However the diagnosis that is important to rule out is ovarian failure. That has extreme reproductive and medical consequences if not diagnosed. You will want to see your obgyn or fertility specialist to make sure that is not happening. ...Read more

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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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What cause a woman to have hot flashes anf then get real cold?

What cause a woman to have hot flashes anf then get real cold?

Hormones: Thyroid problems can cause this. Perimenopause can cause this. Metabolic imbalances like prediabetes and diabetes can cause this. ...Read more

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Can stress and worrying a lot cause hot flashes and feeling hot overall?

Can stress and worrying a lot cause hot flashes and feeling hot overall?

Yes...: Anxiety, worry, and stress can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including hot flashes and feeling hot overall. However, there are other medical causes for these symptoms and if they persist or worsen you should see your doctor for a full evaluation and exam. ...Read more

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I am getting hot flashes and its making me very nauseas. I'm almost positive I'm going through the change.

Menapause: Embrace life! To help with some of your symptoms there are both prescription and over the counter meds. Stay away from irritants that will increase moodiness, take time for yourself. If you do not want meds, working with a dietician who would be able to recommend foods that will decrease your hot flashes will help. ...Read more

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4 the past 2 wks I've had hot flashes every 1 - 2hrs. My entire body becomes very hot & I begin pouring w/sweat. No changes in meds, diet, etc. Why?

4 the past 2 wks I've had hot flashes every 1 - 2hrs. My entire body becomes very hot & I begin pouring w/sweat. No changes in meds, diet, etc. Why?

Hormonal: At 38 years of age you may be experiencing peri-menopause, a condition of transition into permanent menopause over about five years.

You should consult your doctor for confirmation and for elimination of any other factors. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause hot flashes? I am not anywhere close to menopause. Could any medications be responsible for my recent hot flashes? .

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. ...Read more

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Medication that causes hot flashes ans nausea?

This question is: Far too broad. Are there specific medications you are concerned about? If yes, please clarify by listing the medication (s) and re-ask your question. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes and sick to stomach?

What causes hot flashes and sick to stomach?

Related?: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. These specifically are not typically associated with stomach upset, and this should be evaluated, especially if you have heart disease. ...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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What causes bad bad hot flashes?

What causes bad bad 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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What is the cause of hot flashes in young men?

What is the cause of hot flashes in young men?

Depends: Are you on medicines, have your doctor reveiw there side effects, if not and other symptoms are present consider having testosterone level checked. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes but am only 27 what cause that?

Drop in estrogen: Level in the blood which is a female hormone can cause hot flashes. This can be checked by your doctor. If you are taking medications or eating spicy foods those can also cause hot flashes. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What cause you to have hot flashes and then get real cold?

It depends: If you experienced menopause, this could be a " hot flash", which is happens due to decline in estrogen after stopping having periods. Hormonal replacement therapy could alleviate the symptoms, but talk to your doctor to have a good check-up before it, especially regarding risk factors fof heart disease and stroke. If you are pre-menopausal, your reaction could be " premature ovarian failure" ...Read more

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Can ovary cists cause hot flashes?

Can ovary cists cause hot flashes?

Not typically: Hot flashes are common at your age and are related to a decrease in estrogen production by your ovaries which leads to instability of the 'thermoregulatory' center of your brain. This leads to spontaneous peripheral vasodilation and the resultant 'hot flash'. They are not usually associated with ovarian cysts or the hormones that they produce. ...Read more

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Can hot flashes cause cholinerigic urticaria?

Can hot flashes cause cholinerigic urticaria?

Yes: Cholinergic urticaria is a type of hives. It is a skin rash brought on by a hypersensitive reaction to ones own body heat. It can also be due to sweating such as from exercise, heat from the sun, saunas, hot showers, spicy foods which may cause an increase in body temperature or even stress due to blushing or anger. ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause you to feel hot flashes?

Can a concussion cause you to feel hot flashes?

Yes: Concussions cause cause many symptoms, dizziness, blurred vision, headaches and yes even flushes. Make sure you rest the brain, no texting, computers, video games or loud music. And especially no sports that can cause heaad injury until all symptoms have resolved. ...Read more

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What could cause constant nausea and hot flashes?

Many things: Depending on your age.
See your doctor to see if you are pregnant, etc. ...Read more