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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Lupus and hot flashes?

Lupus and hot flashes?

Possible.: Lupus is a tough disease to figure and this could certainly be a symptom of either disease or treatment. However, if you are 48 this could symptom of menopause as well. Might want to discuss with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Breast hurt hot flashes and cramping?

Pregnancy: Get a pregnancy test. It could be a pregnancy or miscarriage. It could also be an ovarian cyst producing too much progesterone. I would do a Progesterone challenge, 10 days of Progesterone followed by a withdrawal to see if a normal period occurs. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

What causes hot flashes in pregnancy?

Hormones: Commonly, the hormones during pregnancy can cause the hot flashes you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

Does caffeine aggravate hot flashes?

Yes it can: Yes, caffeine can aggravate hot flashes: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21680119 other dietary triggers include alcohol, cayenne, and other spicy foods. If your hot flashes seem worse after consuming these foods, try eliminating those you suspect and see if the hot flashes subside. ...Read more

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Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Can men have hot flashes night sweats?

Yes: Hot flashes and night sweats are common menopausal symptoms in women due to low estrogen levels. Men do not normally have these symptoms because testosterone prevents it. However, men with very low testosterone levels can have these symptoms. Of course, there are other medical problems that cause night sweats, so you should see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Hot flashes during flu good or bad?

Uncertain: If you have the "flu" (which i would not just assume given that this is not flu season) and you are having hot flashes (which might represent fevers) then i would suggest that evaluation by your doctor for a source of infection would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

Hot flashes with menopause, what will help?

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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Can high sugar cause hot flashes?

Can high sugar cause hot flashes?

No: Hot flashes or postmenual symptoms are vasomotor response by dysregulations of estrogen. Having diabetes or elevated blood glucose should not cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Relief for hot flashes?

Relief for hot flashes?

Phyto estrogens horm: Herbs and phyto Estrogens you can try first, there are many herbs and natural methods that may or may not help. If those do not help then you can get on low dose hormones which when used properly are safe in the vast majority of women and have few side effects. You should see your gyn for the proper work up dosage and follow -up, no need to suffer in 2012. ...Read more

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Hot flashes, cramps after period, nausea and night sweats?

Cramps, hot flashes: Hi sarah, you are pretty young for hot flashes and night sweats. Cramps can be easily treated with nonsteroidals like motrin. If you are suffering from hot flashes and night sweats you might want to see your doctor for some blood work to check hormone levels such as your thyroid. Good luck! ...Read more

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Nauseous, hot flashes , racing heart, sore back?

Nauseous, hot flashes , racing heart, sore back?

Need evaluation: This symptoms can be part of post menopausal symptoms. OR some serious thing like abnormal heart rhythm , heart attack or acute infection in your gall bladder , liver or pancreas. Try to see your doctor ASAP or go to emergency. ...Read more

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Medication that causes hot flashes ans nausea?

This question is: Far too broad. Are there specific medications you are concerned about? If yes, please clarify by listing the medication (s) and re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Early pregnant vomiting at night and hot flashes why?

Early pregnant vomiting at night and hot flashes why?

Hormones: Those 'hormones are achanging fast'!. Hormones of pregnancy (HCG) as well as estrogen and Progesterone are rising rapidly causing disruption with vomiting and the 'hot flashes'. ...Read more

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What would come to mind? HypoK, dehydration, hot flashes, no period, weakness, abdominal cramps, hot flashes, numbness, high vip & chromogranin

What would come to mind? HypoK, dehydration, hot flashes, no period, weakness, abdominal cramps, hot flashes, numbness, high vip &  chromogranin

VIP dehydration: sounds like hypokalemic rhabdomylosis due to an endocrine secreting tumor Unusual for your age but pheochromocytoma would be high on my list. Any issues with facial flushing or high BP?? Additional testing including urine for 24 hours should be done. Your doctor needs to run these tests to exclude a pheo. good luck ...Read more

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What are hot flushes?

What are hot flushes?

Hot Flushes: Sudden temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause and may be associated with reddening of skin. ...Read more