Hot flushes are common in women reaching menopause (perimenopause) and in menopause. It presents with sudden warmth and hotness in the skin of the face, neck, and chest with sweating. It is even triggered due to stress, caffeine intake, spicy foods, smoking, tight clothing, and alcohol drinking. It is treated by following lifestyle changes and taking medications. Deep breathing exercises, walking, and swimming helps a lot.
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Could taking Femoston cause irregular periods in me?
Query: Hello doctor, I commenced taking Femoston last month because I was not getting a period for the last six months. Prior to this, I got them intermittently for 12 to 18 months. For several months, I would just get my period for several consecutive months. My cycle has always been 28 days. My periods n... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. What about hot flushes? Do you have them? And when is your scheduled appointment with GP? Do you have foul smelling discharge? Do you have weight loss or low-grade fever? Do you have a family history of cervical cancer? Please reply to my ... Read Full »
I am a 39-year-old female experiencing hot flashes after a panhysterectomy. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. My panhysterectomy was done two years ago, and I am gaining a lot of weight, and currently, my weight is 86 kg. My blood pressure is 138/90. I have been tested for thyroid hormones and Vitamin D, and the levels are normal. I have been experiencing hot flashes for wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. Post hysterectomy ( if done with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy ) at the age of 39 can trigger a different medical issue( if you have a family history of other health problems and risks )and can have menopausal sy... Read Full »
Are my hot flashes and mood swings related to my history of arthritis, migraines and smoking?
Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-twenties. For the past week, I have been experiencing hot flashes and recently mood swings too.I am also in my fertile window.I had one pregnancy with an emergency cesarian section.I also have a history of migraines and I have been diagnosed with arthritis.I am also a smoker... Read Full »
Dr. Manisha Raghunath Auradkar
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.With a history of arthritis, did you previously have a miscarriage?Have you visited an immunologist before?If you have not then, I suggest consulting an immunologist in person.With arthritis, the symptoms of hot flashes can be associated wit... Read Full »
I have hot flushes and anxiety at 4 pm every day. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I recently was referred to a renal specialist for low sodium levels by my primary care physician. After a complete kidney workup, he said that they were functioning well. But, he changed my hypertension medicine from Lisinopril to Losartan and discontinued my diuretics. As a result, my... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am not sure why he was reluctant to put you back on Lisinopril when you had no real issues with it in the first place. Both Lisinopril and Losartan are sister medications but from two different groups that works pretty much in the same way. If your kidneys are tol... Read Full »
How can I reduce my prolonged blood pressure apart from medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been under medications for hypertension for the past five years. I am currently taking Zilance 40 and Ciplar 10. The random blood pressure reading is 140/100 and goes to around 160/100 at times. The current symptoms include excessive sweating, palpitations, anxiety, headaches, f... Read Full »
Dr. Satpute Ganeshkumar Suresh
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Urinary VMA (vanillylmandelic acid) and Metanephrine tests are done to detect Pheochromocytoma, a kind of tumor, that causes hypertension in young persons, as well as facial flushing, headaches, and palpitations. Though it is rare, it is better to rule out pheochromo... Read Full »
Why do I have mood swings, hot flushes and low mood around my periods?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old female. I have been diagnosed with autism. I have mood swings and I am feeling low or depressed, which I do not know if it is related to my periods. People tend to notice more just before and during my periods (but also I do not know if it is partly frustration due t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. Early on you got diagnosed with autism. It is caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences. Then thinking about that does not make any sense. If it is because of environmental conditions that... Read Full »
Is it abnormal to experience hot flashes after taking Seroxat?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Seroxat, and I have been experiencing hot flashes recently. Is that normal? Kindly give me your suggestions. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Kindly let me know the dosage and frequency of Seroxat. Also, explain briefly what you mean by “hot flashes.” Kindly follow up with the answers for further diagnosis. Take care. Read Full »
Why do I experience weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, eye pain, and tremors?
Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and a slight fever for a few minutes, followed by severe sweating. Loose motions were controlled with some medications. After five days, suddenly, I had whole-body flushing where the whole body felt hot from inside. It started from the head, ch... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All complaints except allergic rhinitis appear to be related to anxiety and depression. Just relax. You are normal as far as your body is concerned. You can continue your depression medications. I suggest taking Fluticasone (Fluticasone propionate) nasal spray, one... Read Full »
How to treat postmenopausal vaginal discharge?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52 years old female, who weighs 75 kg, and I am 152 cm tall. I have postmenopausal vaginal discharge with a fair amount of red spots. What could be the cause? I had my menopause 1.5 years back, and I have type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, and asymptomatic cholelithiasis from l... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, D and C (dilation and curettage) with cervical biopsy with acetic acid or Lugol's iodine should be done as you have postmenopausal spotting with thickened endometrium of 9 mm, with ass... Read Full »
What causes frequent hot flushes with dizzy spells and inability to do work?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a control room operator and I work alone. I work for twelve hours in rotating shifts. Usually, seven nights in a row with two days off and then seven days in a row with two days off. I normally sleep for seven hours at night. Throughout the day I go through debilitating bouts of sleep... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you do not have an infection, you do not need an antibiotic. You have not mentioned the reason for having antibiotics. There are a number of reasons for having fatigue. It can be due to inadequate diet since you have mentioned that your job is very demanding. You als... Read Full »