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My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hot flashes
She should see a doctor first to rule out other conditions that mimic menopause.
If nothing else is found she cand try hormone replacement therapy if there are no contraindications.

In brief: Hot flashes
She should see a doctor first to rule out other conditions that mimic menopause.
If nothing else is found she cand try hormone replacement therapy if there are no contraindications.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Edward Levy
If she decides the benefits outweigh the risks, she should take the minimum dose necessary to alleviate the symptoms and try to taper off gradually in a few years.
Dr. Edward Levy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: She has options
She may try over-the-counter soy supplements with a reasonable success rate of 30-50%.
At 58, depending on medical and family history, she may be able to take a very low dose of estrogen (and Progesterone if she has a uterus) for a few years with a minimal increase in the risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke.

In brief: She has options
She may try over-the-counter soy supplements with a reasonable success rate of 30-50%.
At 58, depending on medical and family history, she may be able to take a very low dose of estrogen (and Progesterone if she has a uterus) for a few years with a minimal increase in the risk of breast cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Edward Levy
Dr. Edward Levy
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