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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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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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Why do I get hot flashes in the night?

Why do I get hot flashes in the night?

Common: The most common cause is perimenopause or menopause. We have long known that the evening hours are the most common time for these, probably because of cyclical secretion of some hormones or less activity in other areas. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot flashes several times a day I'm 71 years old?

Why do I get hot flashes several times a day I'm 71 years old?

Hot flashes: Not just young women (and some men) get hot flashes. Certain hormonal changes, even thyroid hormones, can cause your symptoms. get an evaluation and some routine testing. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot flashes down one leg?

Why do I get hot flashes down one leg?

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

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Why do I get hot flashes down one leg?

Why do I get hot flashes down one leg?

Hot flashes/legs: I don't fully know why but I do know you need to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and i'm pagrnet?

Hot flashes: Hot flashes can exist for a number of reasons. A true hot flash usually is very specific and results from a loss of hormones. However, women who have fluctuations of hormones like exists in pregnancy can have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and I'm only 15. Explanation.?

I get hot flashes and I'm only 15. Explanation.?

Hot flashes: Hot flashes is a nonspecific symptom and may be related to a variety of problems not only menopause. For example, it may be caused by anxiety or thyroid disease. You may want to see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

I get hot flashes and I have elevated live enzymes but my thyroid is fine?

Check other organs: Hot flashes and elevated liver enzymes can sometimes happen with autoimmune thyroiditis but this will be a sort of an atypical finding. Best if you talk with your pcp regarding possible need for referral to a rheumatologist, if he or she suspect an underlying rheumatological disease such as lupus or other type of connective tissue disease. Excess weight (if present) can cause high liver enzymes. ...Read more

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I get hot flashes a few hours after taking .5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). Is this normal?

I get hot flashes a few hours after taking .5 mg of xanax (alprazolam). Is this normal?

Possible Side Effect: Chills, fever, feeling warm & ^'ed sweating can be side effects with Xanax (alprazolam) use. ...Read more