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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. James 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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I had a head injury when i was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes i sleep with 3 fans at night and im still hot or i get hot and cold?

I had a head injury  when i was 4 im 23 now can that cause me to get hot flashes  i sleep with 3 fans at night  and im still hot or i get hot  and cold?

Unlikely: But it depends how bad the head injury was when you were younger and what issues you had afterwards (i.e. severe concussion with loss of consciousness, seizure/fainting spells, difficulty with memory/concentration, etc.) ...Read more

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Hi I get woken in the night with a warm rising feeling from my feet right up my body are these hot flashes?

Hi I get woken in the night with a warm rising feeling from my feet right up my body are these hot flashes?

Possbibly: usuallly start in women after childbearing years or frank cessation of mensrrual cycles. Unpleasant , however, very treatable by your GYN. ...Read more

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63 yr. Old woman with severe hot flashes...Not at night..Only during day when I start to get hot. Should I go to gynecologist or endocrinologist?

63 yr. Old woman with severe hot flashes...Not at night..Only during day when I start to get hot. Should I go to gynecologist or endocrinologist?

Gynecologist First: Hot flashes may occur during the day or night. Typically they only last a minute or two and, if associated with sweating and a change in activity, are considered severe. They are frequently alleviated with hormone therapy within several weeks. Your gyn will counsel you about the risks and benefits of starting hormone therapy at 62. If not responsive to any menopause rx, then consider endo. ...Read more

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I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

Hormonal evaluation: If no menses for 2 years you are post menopausal. You need to evaluate your hormone levels and replace/balance them. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test your hormone levels and then help you get them balanced. This will help to get hot flashes under control and more importantly protect your long term health! ...Read more

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