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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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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 hot flashes only come at night?

Why do hot flashes only come at night?

Not all do: The evening is the most common time for hot flashes, but they can occur anytime. There is speculation that there are cyclical rhythms to hormone secretions or some women are just more aware of them when their activity is less. ...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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Why do I get hot flashes down one leg?

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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 so hot at night?

Why do I get so hot at night?

Hormones: You may be suffering from adrenal fatigue or other metabolic problems. Get a salivary cortisol test to see if your adrenals are functioning normally. Get 8-9 hours of good restful sleep. ...Read more

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Why do my legs get so hot at night? They are not restless, but hot to the touch. I periodically lose sleep because of it.

Why do my legs get so hot at night? They are not restless, but hot to the touch. I periodically lose sleep because of it.

Nondiagnostic: This symptom is nondiagnostic at this time and more history and physical examination will be needed. Start with having your physician examine you and he/she may refer you to a neurologist or vascular expert for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I feel really thirsty. Through out the day especially in the morning?

Why do I feel really thirsty. Through out the day especially in the morning?

This is a : Tough one. It could be normal variant because of warm weather. But it could be something serious, such as diabetes or even pituitary or adrenal tumor. You must get medical help. ...Read more

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Why do I start pouring sweat almost immediately when I go outside in the summer?

Why do I start pouring sweat almost immediately when I go outside in the summer?

Sweating: varies by individual. Some people just sweat more than others. Other factors such as excess body fat can also cause someone to sweat more, but you don't need to be overweight to sweat a lot. Antiperspirants help some, but in the end, it's just the body's cooling mechanism. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do my feet get very hot at night?

Why do my feet get very hot at night?

You may have: Neuropathy. Or a radiculopathy from your lower back. I would have Emg/NCV studies performed by. Neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my hot flashes and headaches during my period?

How do I get rid of my hot flashes and headaches during my period?

The flashes you have: Are not typical now but change in hormones may be creating them 4 u. Headaches provide a clue.Grind your teeth at night, have insomnia or both? If not anemic and everything ok, you could try continous ocp. Treat like pmdd, but try Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30 mg 2 weeks of the month, noerpi reuptake helps flashes more than standard ssri which may also help, cost less. Need tx insomnia, do pvt consult if on meds. ...Read more

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Why do I get hot ears all of a sudden?

Why do I get hot ears all of a sudden?

See details: If the ears are red, tender and possibly swollen, see a doctor. One possible cause would be relapsing polychondritis. ...Read more

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Why I have body aches, hot and cold sweats at night and puking in the spring?

Why I have body aches, hot and cold sweats at night and puking in the spring?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be related to absolutely anything. I would suggest you see a physician to get a proper diagnosis ...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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Why do I feel depressed in the evenings?

Why do I feel depressed in the evenings?

Depressed in evening: Drs. Fairchild and fowler have provided excellent responses. I'd add that some people are not happy with their personal home lives. This may be because of conflict with a partner, or even having no partner at all. Many people are lonely in their personal lives, and being home by themselves is difficult. Talking with a psychotherapist might help you explore your own emotional patterns better. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and feet get hot at night?They are like burning but I feel no pain,they just get hot.

Why do my hands and feet get hot at night?They are like burning but I feel no pain,they just get hot.

How old are you?: If you are in late forties, I would say this could be from Menopausal symptoms. Do you have Diabetes? If there is Peripherl Neuropathy; try taking Vit B12/ Folate/ Vit E and Magnesium. This might help your symptoms. IF continues to getting worse, seek advise from your doctor/ ...Read more

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Why in the middle of the night do I get really sad and cry?

Why in the middle of the night do I get really sad and cry?

Anxiety: Anxiety and feelings of sadness can peak at night for some people. It is hard and one tends to feel alone during these times as most are asleep and it is dark. Try talking to someone about what is bothering you and you may find your mind can then shut off better at night and not wake you with negative thoughts. ...Read more

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