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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.

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 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 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 treatment for hot flashes and not being able to sleep? Can't fall asleep, or wake up and can't go back to sleep

Hello. : Hello. Some things which you can discuss with your doctor for your insomnia related to hot flashes include: use of low dose seratonin reuptake inhibitors (i.e., lexapro), hormone replacement therapy, herbal remedies and acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?

My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?

Hot flashes: She should see a doctor first to rule out other conditions that mimic menopause. If nothing else is found she cand try hormone replacement therapy if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Can't be sure: Hot/cold flashes are clearly a part of menopause, but without a clear explanation of cause it's hard to give a clear plan to when they will diminish or stop. Research continues, but no definite answer is agreed to at this time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Risks, benefits: Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), while effective for treatment of hot flashes, carries risks, as do many medications. Your doctor can help you weigh the benefits and risks of estrogen so that you can make an informed decision about taking ERT. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Hot flashes?

What are the treatments for Hot flashes?

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

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What are the risks of prescription treatments for hot flashes?

What are the risks of prescription treatments for hot flashes?

All have risks: You're a little young to be going through menopause, so check with your md re: other possible causes. All medications have potential risks. Common tx for menopausal hot flashes include estrogen, ssri's and clonidine. Check with your physician for more specific info. ...Read more

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What treats hot flashes if I cannot use hormone therapy?

What treats hot flashes if I cannot use hormone therapy?

Hot flashes: Why do you need hormone therapy at your age? Are you having regular periods? When are you getting hot flashes? More importantly, have you discussed this in detail with your gynecologist? If not, please do so soon. ...Read more

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What do I do about hot flashes? Afraid of hormone therapy.

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

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How can you most effectively end menopausal hot flashes without using hormone therapy?

How can you most effectively end menopausal hot flashes without using hormone therapy?

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

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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

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

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Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes? .

Are there any natural treatments for hot flashes? Are there any herbal supplements or dietary changes i cam make to help with hot flashes?

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Nope: Hot flashes, if due to menopause, are due to estrogen deficiency and are natural. Some people report help with soy and phytoestrogens, but there is really no supplement proven to help. Only time and rx's such as estrogen that will relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

Many good remedies: There are many effective ways to reduce vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes). Meditation, good diet, vitamin e, herbal remedies, medications, and hormonal treatments can all be used in specific cases. Talk to a women's health specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for hot flashes?

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 more

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Is black kohosh the best thing for hot flashes?

Is black kohosh the best thing for  hot flashes?

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

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What is the best thing to do for menapausel hot flashes?

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 more

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What is the best remedy for hot flashes?

Hormones and non: There are hormone replacement therapies with estrogen and progesterone9if uterus is present). There are also several non hormonal remedies available to the MD. The "best remedy" is the ONE that works. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes? What is the best way to treat frequent hot flashes? .

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 more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes? What is the best way to treat frequent hot flashes? .

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

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What is the best natural / herbal solution for hot flashes?

What is the best natural / herbal solution for hot flashes?

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 more

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