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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


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Two hot flashes 6 months ago. Now waking up at 5AM with slightly warm and sweaty. Is this hot flash or hypothyroid related? How can you tell which?

Two hot flashes 6 months ago.  Now waking up at 5AM with slightly warm and sweaty. Is this hot flash or hypothyroid related? How can you tell which?

Hot flashes: are NOT generally thyroid related and if anything HYPO-thyroid patients feel COLD! This sounds like "PERI-MENOPAUSE" ! Discuss this with your GYN since there are NON-HORMONAL treatments available!!! Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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43 years old with hypothyroidism. My FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

 43 years old with hypothyroidism.  My  FSH was normal. I am having hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods and mood swing? What?

Check labs: need not only fsh , but estrogen levels , lh , , need tsh. all these check for hormone levels , you are probably getting menapause espec. if sputtering menses and irregular. estrogen in low dose like 0.5 mg daily would be pretty safe , never smoke or 10x the risk of blood clots on this , a baby apsirin 81 mg would help prevent a stroke or heart attack , other antidepressants can help a little ...Read more

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I've been post menopausal for 7 years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe . How long does this last ? Also have hypothyroidism .

I've been post menopausal for 7  years and have to take HRT because my hot flushes are severe . How long does this last  ? Also have hypothyroidism .

Test your hormones: I suggest you ask your doctor to check all of your hormone levels, including thyroid hormone. Too high or too low levels of hormones may make your hot flashes worse. In addition, thyroid hormone is intricately connected so adjusting that may be important as well. Here are some tips on optimizing thyroid function http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/05/mthfr-gene-mutation-whats-big-deal.Html. ...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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I have hot flashes but am only 27 what cause that?

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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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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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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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

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Can a concussion cause hot flashes? Messed up cycles?

Can a concussion cause hot flashes? Messed up cycles?

Yes yes: Concussion, now more properly known as mild traumatic brain injury, can disturb hormonal regulation via the hypothalamic-pituitary axis as well as disruption of proper functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Regulation may be difficult and usually is only symptomatic, ie not truly reversible. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes when your blood sugar goes up high?

Metabolism: Hot flashes are typically related menopause and low estrogen. Some people with diabetes can get hot flashes when their blood sugar goes too low. Their Insulin dose is usually not correct. When a healthy person eats a large amount of sugar or carbohydrate, his/her metabolism may speed up, temporarily increasing body temperature. ...Read more

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Can being in perimenopause cause one to feel hot a lot? Not hot flashes, just feeling warmer than usual a lot of the time, especially at night.

Can being in perimenopause cause one to feel hot a lot? Not hot flashes, just feeling warmer than usual a lot of the time, especially at night.

Yes: See your doctor. Blood tests can be performed to diagnose menopause. A history and physical exam may point to other areas of concern. Check FSH, LH and Estradiol for menopause, TSH and Free T4 for Thyroid problems. CBC to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I'm a 65 year old female and am having more hot flashes than ever. I had a hysterectomy years ago. I am in good health. What could be the cause?

I'm a 65 year old female and am having more hot flashes than ever.  I had a hysterectomy years ago. I am in good health. What could be the cause?

Many possibilities: Medications, rosacea, and several diseases can cause flushing. Being this far out from going into menopause, hormones become less likely to be involved. See your doctor for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Does Cymbalta (duloxetine) help with hot flashes or does it cause them? I'm seeing mixed reviews. I have severe hot flashes now. I don't want them to get worse!

Does Cymbalta (duloxetine) help with hot flashes or does it cause them?  I'm seeing mixed reviews. I have severe hot flashes now. I don't want them to get worse!

Both: In some people it helps and in others it helps. It is not one of the non-hormonal treatments shown to help with menopausal hot flashes but it is used for depression and some of the chronic pain syndromes. If you have one of those problems it is worth trying and can be stopped if the hot flashes worsen. The most important thing is why you are having the hot flashes. That can determine what helps. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

Circulation: The hot flashes you may be experiencing while pregnant are not the same as those experienced by women in menopause. Menopausal hot flashes are due to lack of estrogen. Pregnancy is a high estrogen state. Most likely the hot flashes in pregnancy are due to changes in your circulation and increased heat generated by the baby. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more