What causeshotflushes at menopause?by
Dr. Gabe M.Hotflushes are caused by a down-setting of the temperature-regulating part of the brain... to 98 degrees. Hotflushes persist for five years in 60 percent of women and for more than 15 years...
thank you. I'll see the doc tomorrow. Sorry but not enough info for me to hazard a guess except to mention carcinoid syndrome. That's assuming that you haven't changed your lifestyle recently, eg alcohol, etc. Go see your f
The dreaded niacin "flush"by
Dr. William D.
As most anybody who takes niacin knows, it can cause a hotflushed feeling over the chest... that they find it intolerable.
However, a very simple maneuver can relieve the hotflush in over 90% of instances: Drink...
Hot Flash Diaries Unreliableby
A number of women have told me that their doctors have asked them to keep a "hot flash diary", in other words, track the number and severity of their hot flashes in a 24 hour period over a period of time...
A couple of different ideas come to mind. Excess(ive) thyroid as in hyperthyroidism. Enlarged heart. Excess estradiol or inadequate testosterone. Sleep apnea. Medication side effect. Best to consult your family physician