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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes, sometimes referred to as hot flushes, are an uncomfortable, irritating condition to deal with. They can interfere with your life and make ordinary situations frustrating. If you’re dealing with hot flashes and want help, please call (973) 998-7770.

Symptoms of Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are usually quick and often debilitating. The experience of a hot flash can vary from person to person, but generally some symptoms of a hot flash include:

  • Redness in face
  • Redness in neck
  • Increase in temperature
  • Perspiration
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat

After the hot flash is over, many will experience a feeling of extreme cold, or chills. A hot flash can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, with time needed for recovery after.

Causes of Hot Flashes

In addition to hormonal issues, hot flashes can be caused or made worse by a number of triggers:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Diet pills
  • Certain foods
  • High temperatures
  • Smoking
  • Saunas
  • Certain clothes

Treatments for Hot Flashes

There are many options for treating hot flashes, including simple lifestyle changes. In addition to avoiding the aforementioned triggers, increasing exercise, losing weight and changing your diet can help cut down on hot flashes.

A doctor may also recommend:

  • Medication
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Holistic medicine
  • Birth control
  • Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

BHRT uses natural hormones to right your body’s levels of estrogen and other key hormonal issues.  If you’re curious about using BHRT to treat hot flashes, please call (973) 998-7770.

Fight Hot Flashes

Whether through lifestyle changes, medication or hormone replacement therapy, hot flashes are a debilitating issue worth treating. Hot flashes can be confusing to deal with on your own, so it’s best to contact a doctor. Please call (973) 998-7770.