Surviving Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Many women experience hot flashes and night sweats. Often, we assume they are a natural and unavoidable part of aging. Aging often is responsible for hormonal changes, but occasionally these symptoms are an indication of a more severe physical ailment or issue. To determine the root cause of the hot flashes and night sweats, you should schedule an appointment at Essentials Medispa & Salon.

What is a hot flash?

A hot flash is a sudden and intense feeling of warmth that spreads across your face, neck, and chest. Often you experience a rapid heartbeat and can even be short of breath. Your skin may become red and blotchy, and you may begin sweating as a result of the change in your internal body temperature. Hot flashes can leave you chilled afterward if they are severe or last for extended amounts of time. Although they are a common symptom of menopause, other less obvious causes can be the culprit.

What are night sweats?

Night sweats are precisely what their name implies – excessive sweating which occurs during the night while you are sleeping. Most often, night sweats result in a person waking up drenched in sweat. Night sweats are independent of the environment of the room or sleeping conditions. Meaning, sweating due to a hot room or too many blankets is not a night sweat. True night sweats are severe hot flashes that occur during sleep.

What causes hot flashes and night sweats?

A drastic change in hormones most often explains hot flashes and night sweats due to menopause. However, other medical issues can be responsible for these symptoms such as infection, cancer, prescription medication, hypoglycemia, hormone disorders or neurological disorders. (1)

What can be done to relieve hot flashes and night sweats?

Treatment of hot flashes and night sweats depends upon the cause of the symptoms. Most often the cause is hormonal and due to the onset of menopause. In this case, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offered at Essentials Medispa and Salon is an excellent solution to your suffering.

How can Essentials Medispa & Salon help relieve hot flashes and night sweats?

Essentials Medispa & Salon offers several therapies that can assist you in regulating your hormones. Call us today to set up a consultation with one of our licensed practitioners. Let us listen to your symptoms and make suggestions about ways we could help. Work with our medical providers and a team of professionals to create a plan custom tailored to meet your needs and budget. Let today be the last day you suffer in silence.

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