Whether it creeps up on you or you have forewarning, menopause is a fact of life.
Two of the most common complaints about menopause are hot flashes and night sweats. This uncomfortable symptom affects approximately three-quarters of all women in perimenopause (the time before actual menopause). Once a woman has reached menopause, she may continue to have hot flashes for 6 months to 5 years, and in some women, they may linger for 10 years or even longer, according to the North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
What is a hot flash?
A hot flash is a feeling of intense heat, not caused by external sources. Hot flashes can appear suddenly, or you may feel them coming on. You may experience:
tingling in your fingers
your heart beating faster than usual
your skin feeling warm, suddenly
your face getting red or flushed
sweating, especially in the upper body
These awful symptoms of hot flashes can be treated by Dr. Torres, using a combination of hormone replacement, functional medicine treatments, as well as lifestyle changes. However, hormone imbalance is the main culprit that contribute hot flashes at this time in woman’s life.