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How do I know that I am having hot flashes because I am getting colder as I am getting older?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
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In brief: Warmer times

Sometimes our hot flashes seem like volcanic hot eruptions with flushing & sweats.
Other times our hot flashes are more gentle warm periods when we're dressed in tee-shirts & shorts while everyone else is bundled up for winter. What's your baseline? You may be having hot flashes when you are feeling warmer than whatever's normal for *you*.

In brief: Warmer times

Sometimes our hot flashes seem like volcanic hot eruptions with flushing & sweats.
Other times our hot flashes are more gentle warm periods when we're dressed in tee-shirts & shorts while everyone else is bundled up for winter. What's your baseline? You may be having hot flashes when you are feeling warmer than whatever's normal for *you*.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Chilly today, isn't it? Thank goodness for layers on/off/then on again! :-D
Dr. RADHA SYED
Gynecology

In brief: Hot Flashes

In menopause, hot flashes are very common-they are called vasomotor symptoms.
These are usually followed by 'night sweats'.One could miss the hot flashes and just get up at night w/'sweating' and then just feeling cold due to the cool sweat.However, if you are just getting "colder when you are getting "older" consider the possibility of under active thyroid gland-please do visit your gyn!

In brief: Hot Flashes

In menopause, hot flashes are very common-they are called vasomotor symptoms.
These are usually followed by 'night sweats'.One could miss the hot flashes and just get up at night w/'sweating' and then just feeling cold due to the cool sweat.However, if you are just getting "colder when you are getting "older" consider the possibility of under active thyroid gland-please do visit your gyn!
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