Hot flashes - Balanced Hormones Center

What are hot flashes?

Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are sudden feelings of warmth spreading through the body and facial flushing, often with sweating and rapid heartbeat. They typically last 1-5 minutes before subsiding.

Perimenopause is the most common time for women to experience hot flashes, as changing estrogen levels can cause this symptom. However, hot flashes may happen at any age due to various factors like stress, medications, health conditions, and more.

Some key points about hot flashes:

What triggers hot flashes?

Triggers that may set off hot flashes include:

Managing these triggers can help reduce hot flash frequency for some women.

Seeking treatment

If hot flashes are frequent and disruptive to your life, making an appointment with your healthcare provider is wise. They can review your symptoms, order blood tests to check hormone levels, and discuss treatment options like:

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What helps with hot flashes?

Some self-care tips to alleviate hot flash discomfort include:

During a hot flash:

Lifestyle adjustments:

Tracking your personal hot flash triggers and timing can also help you anticipate them and manage symptoms more effectively. Support groups can connect you with other women going through menopause too.

I hope this overview on hot flashes gives you a helpful understanding of what to expect and how to find relief if you develop this uncomfortable symptom. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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