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Hot Flushes

Symptoms of Hot Flushes

The following features are indicative of Hot Flushes:
  • sudden feeling of warmth spreading through upper body and face
  • flushed appearance with red and blotchy skin
  • rapid heartbeat
  • perspiration

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Common Causes of Hot Flushes

The following are the most common causes of Hot Flushes:
  • exposure to warm environment
  • dressing too warmly
  • drinking strong coffee or tea
  • eating hot spices
  • stress
  • alcohol consumption

Risk Factors for Hot Flushes

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hot Flushes:
  • menopausal stage
  • imbalancement in reproductive hormone levels
  • disturbed body mass index (BMI)
  • current smoking
  • African-American race

Prevention of Hot Flushes

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hot Flushes. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • weight reduction
  • avoid smoking
  • meditation
  • exposure to cool environment
  • proper ventilation

Occurrence of Hot Flushes

Common Age Group

Hot Flushes most commonly occurs in the following age group:
  • Aged between 20-50 years

Common Gender

Hot Flushes can occur in any gender.

Doctor for Diagnosis of Hot Flushes

Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hot Flushes:
  • Gynecologist

Complications of Hot Flushes if untreated

Yes, Hot Flushes causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hot Flushes is left untreated:
  • increased risk of heart diseases
  • bone loss
  • chronic insomnia
  • nighttime hot flashes

Procedures for Treatment of Hot Flushes

The following procedures are used to treat Hot Flushes:
  • Hormone replacement therapy: To relieve symptoms of menopause

Self-care for Hot Flushes

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hot Flushes:
  • Mindfulness meditation: To relieve hot flashes
  • Acupuncture: Helps in reducing the frequency and severity of hot flashes

Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hot Flushes

The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hot Flushes:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy: Type of talk therapy help to cope better with hot flashes
  • Use of Dietary Supplements: Ginseng, Black Cohosh and Vitamin E supplements are used to provide relief from mild hot flashes

Time for Treatment of Hot Flushes

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hot Flushes to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • More than 1 year

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Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
This page provides information for Hot Flushes.

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Menopause

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