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Why Do I Get Hot Flashes
Sciatica: It depends on what you mean by hot flashes. If they are shooting pains down the leg or electrical pains this is likely sciatica (a pinched nerve in the back causing pain in the leg). It usually resolves by itself with mild, but not complete rest, ice to the lower back where the inflammation actually occurs. If it this is not what you have or it does not quickly improve it more info neeeded. ...Read more
Hot?: Coughing involves not only muscle contraction but also straining, increasing pressure in the abdominal cavity and also forcing air out of the lungs. This may make you feel somewhat "flushed" or temporarily warm. Also, you may have a fever from your illness. Being sick even without fever sometimes makes patients feel warm or flushed, which is part of the immune response. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. There is very little information provided here. Don't know if you have had your ovaries removed. If you are not a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, you might want to consider a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor like lexapro (escitalopram). Many women have had success with this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause: It's not the age, but the fact that estrogen levels fall with menopause, no matter what age that occurs. With a fall in estrogen levels you can experience changes in your body, including hot flashes, as well as bone loss, poor vaginal lubrication, etc. They usually resolve over time as the adrenal glands begin to produce some low levels of estrogen. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
There is a more: complex reason, but simply the gastrointestinal tract is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and alterations thereof cause further alteration of the autonomic nervous system including sensations of sweating and peripheral blood vessel dilation causing the sensation of feeling hot. ...Read more
Low estrogen levels : Low estrogen levels is most common cause. Are you having normal menstrual cycles? The average age of menopause for women in the US is around 50 years old. At this time this signals a natural decline in s woman's reproductive hormones including estrogen levels. Discuss with your doctor for treatment with medications, vaginal creams or more natural remedies to provide relief ...Read more
Hot Weather Rashes: Heat can cause friction and sweating, both of which can lead to rashes, especially in folds. See your dermatologist for a correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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