Hot Flashes
June 06, 2019
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Dr Miriam Torres is certified in Functional Medicine and is board-certified Gynecology. She provides care at Serenity Gyn & Wellness Center in Hurst, Texas. Here she provides the most advance treatment options. www.serenitygyn.com

Menopause

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.

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