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What Is The Best Treatment For Hot Flashes
I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.
Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best treatment for hot flashes and not being able to sleep? Can't fall asleep, or wake up and can't go back to sleep
What is the best type of hormone replacement therapy for treating hot flashes. I have up to thirty a day ?
My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?
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?
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
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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes?
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?
HRT: Hormone replacement therapy is the best way to cure hot flashes. Some women are not candidates for hormone replacement and there are a few other medications that may help alleviate the symptoms (effexor (venlafaxine) and Clonidine are examples). Your doctor can help you decide what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe it can help: Black cohosh is a widely studied herbal treament for hot flashes. Some studies have suggested it can help, others suggest no real benefit. So it becomes an individual choice. It may help you, and it is usually safe to try. Red clover has also been used. Lifestyle changes can help, too (stop smoking, exercise, some diet changes). Some rx other than hormones can help (paxil).If serious talk with doc. ...Read more
There are a few options...: There are a variety of options available to assist women with managing the myriad amount symptoms associated with the climacteric. Hot flushes are one of the most common--and potentially challenging--consequences of the perimenopause and menopause to manage. Since there are many presentations & degrees of hot flushes that a woman may experience, treatment modalities range from botanical to pharmaceutical in nature. I would recommend that a patient who's life is being adversely affected by hot flushes, sit down with her gynecologist and review her medical history, symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are a number of hormonal and non hormonal ways to treat hot flashes. This includes prescription medicines , over the counter products, and herbal remedies. My book "a woman's guide to hormone health" explores all these options in detail. It is available online or by emailing me at reaker@yahoo.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Can't say best treatment without knowing what is causing them, if low thyroid, then best to fix the thyroid problem, if due to low estrogen from menopause, then need a discussion with doctor about the pros/cons/risks/benefits of hormones, and the alternative treatments. If something else, then treatment would be different. ...Read more
Herbal options: Black cohosh is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. The lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be contraindicated in a woman with either breast >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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