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Why Am I Getting Hot Flashes?

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Why Am I Getting Hot Flashes?

dreamstime_xxl_29656122Are you finding it very difficult to find an environmental temperature that you like?

Do you walk out into the sunshine on a Saturday afternoon, only to find yourself sweating uncontrollably?

Are you constantly shedding layers while at work, even though everyone else seems to be completely fine with the temperature?

It’s highly likely that what you’re experiencing is a “hot flash.” Though more common among menopausal women, younger women and even men can experience hot flashes as well.

What Does A Hot Flash Feel Like?

Not sure if you’re experiencing a hot flash or coming down with the flu? Here are some clues:

  • You experience a feeling of warmth that starts in your head or neck region
  • The feeling of warmth spreads over your entire body and lasts anywhere from 30 seconds to 15 minutes
  • The “flash” of warmth is accompanied by redness in the skin, known as flushing
  • The entire experience leaves you sweaty

Causes Of Hot Flashes

As we hinted above, hot flashes are most commonly a hormonal issue, especially among women who are pre-menopausal or have already entered their menopausal transition. However, “[h]ot flashes in men, young women, or during pregnancy may be due to medical conditions that interfere with the body’s ability regulate temperature,” explains Dr. Melissa Conrad Stoppler for MedicineNet.com.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Can Help With Hot Flashes

If you’re experiencing hot flashes and are desperate to find some relief, you should know that hormone replacement therapy from RevitaLife MD may be able to help. Using bioidentical hormones, we can help to restore hormonal imbalances in both men and women.

Contact us to learn more about estrogen and testosterone replacement therapy in Louisville today.

By | 2017-07-11T18:21:48+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Hormone Therapy, Menopause|0 Comments

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