Hormone Replacement Therapy For Hot Flashes in Los Angeles - Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • David Nazarian M.D.
  • April 29, 2021
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Hot Flash Therapy Los Angeles

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Hot Flash Treatment

Hot flash treatment can include estrogen replacement through the application of lotions, oral supplements, or trans dermal patches. Estrogen and natural hormone therapy treatments are commonly used to curb hot flashes and night sweats. Also, they provide women with more estrogen to protect against bone density loss, fatigue, muscle mass loss, and even mood swings. What are some of the early menopausal symptoms in women in their mid-age experience? The majority of women 40 and older will most likely bring up hot flashes.

In fact, WebMD says, “More than two-thirds of North American women who are heading into menopause have hot flashes. They also affect women who start menopause after chemotherapy or surgery to remove their ovaries.” Menopause is a natural process women experience after the ovaries have stopped producing eggs and reduced producing the hormone estrogen. During this time, women will experience symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes as a result of low levels of estrogen produced in the body.

Our hormone doctors specialize in hot flash treatment and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation and let us treat your hot flashes!

Hot Flash Treatment

Why Is It Called A Hot Flash?

A hot flash is a wave of heat experienced throughout the body, especially the face, causing redness, sweat, and occasionally swelling. This is a common side effect many women experience during perimenopause and menopause, signaling the reduction of estrogen production by the ovaries. Hot flashes can be uncomfortable and unpredictable in nature and effect a women’s health. Coupled with other symptoms of fatigue, irritability, joint pain, and headaches often associated with menopause. Hot flashes are certainly an unwelcome event.

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What Do Hot Flashes Feel Like?

A hot flash is a sudden feeling of warmth in the upper body, most intense over the face, neck, and chest. The skin might redden as if blushing. A hot flash can cause sweating. If too much body heat is lost, the person might feel chilled afterward. Night sweats are hot flashes that happen at night, and they may disrupt sleep and overall women’s health.

What Triggers a Hot Flash or Vasomotor Symptoms?

There are many potential triggers for hot flashes, including:

  • Hot weather
  • Stress
  • Spicy foods
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Tight clothing
  • Heat

There are a few things you can do to avoid triggering hot flashes. For example, try to avoid eating spicy foods and consuming caffeine and alcohol. Hot flashes can also be triggered by heat, so be mindful of the temperature when you’re outside or participating in activities. If you start to feel too warm, take a break to cool down and avoid a hot flash.

At What Age Do Hot Flashes Start?

Menopause transition can cause hot flashes. Menopause typically occurs in a woman’s late 40s to early 50s, though this can vary depending on the individual.

How Do You Get Rid of Hot Flashes Fast?

Besides dietary changes, there are a few things that will relieve the symptoms of hot flashes.

Exercising

Exercise has many benefits for women during menopause. It can help prevent weight gain, relieve stress, improve mood, and benefit cardiovascular fitness. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, so it is important to stay healthy during this time.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy is an effective treatment for controlling hot flashes by replacing the estrogen lost in menopause. However, it must be used carefully because studies have linked it to an increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease, and blood clots. Guidelines call for women in greatest need to take the lowest possible dose for the shortest period of time.

 

If you don’t have a uterus, your doctor may prescribe estrogen-only therapy. If you have a uterus, you may take estrogen plus progestin therapy. Progestin is added to protect against the risk of uterine cancer from taking estrogen alone. Hormone therapy is the only treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for menopausal-symptom relief and is also effective against vaginal dryness and night sweats. Hormone therapy can prevent bone loss.

 

 

Your healthcare provider may prescribe:

  • Estrogen and progesterone if you have your uterus.
  • Estrogen, if you’ve had surgery to remove your uterus (hysterectomy)

Antidepressants

If you are unable to take hormone therapy, your doctor may prescribe medications to help relieve hot flashes. These medications include antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI), a blood pressure medicine called clonidine, and the seizure drug, gabapentin.

Herbal Therapies

Herbal medications like black cohosh are popular with some women who cannot take hormone therapy or are concerned about its side effects. Supplements, however, can interact with any other medications you may be taking, so it is important to discuss them with your physician. Natural treatment options have little to no side effects, so they are relatively safe to use.

Acupuncture

Some patients suffering from vasomotor symptoms feel their symptoms relieved by acupuncture. You can try it to see if it helps you.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

One study showed that this treatment option was effective in reducing hot flashes by one per day. However, side effects include a 13% increased risk of heart failure. It might also increase the death rate in those who use high doses for a long time. A higher risk of prostate cancer has also been shown, but this applies only to people designated male at birth (DMAB).

Deep Breathing

Deep breathing exercises can help decrease hot flash symptoms and doctors recommend doing these when you start to experience the onset of such symptoms.

Does It Go Away After Menopausal Years?

The duration of hot flashes can differ significantly among menopausal women. Some women experience hot flashes only for a brief period during menopause, while others may have them for the rest of their lives. Hot flashes that last a long time often become less severe over time.

Is There A Cure?

While there is no hard and fast cure for hot flashes, there are options available to treat the symptoms. For women experiencing premenopausal or menopausal hot flashes, often replacing estrogen depletion can ease or prevent hot flashes from occurring. As a woman’s body changes and adjusts to producing significantly less estrogen in her body, hot flashes occur as a result. Natural hormone replacement therapy, a healthy diet, and adequate sleep are some of the best ways to counter discomfort associated with menopausal and premenopausal hot flashes.

 

Hot flash therapy in Los Angeles comes in the form of estrogen creams or estrogen tablets, as well as dis-solvable methods to be taken by mouth. Bioidentical hormones, natural hormone replacement therapies, and menopause hormone treatment are used to replicate the estrogen lost during menopause. A healthy, balanced lifestyle coupled with professional hormone treatment by a licensed professional often is the answer many women suffering from hot flashes and night sweats have been looking for.

What Is the Best Prescription Medications for For Hot Flashes?

  • Venlafaxine (Effexor XR)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL)
  • Clonidine (Catapres)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac®)

What Are The Side Effects of Hot Flash Treatment?

For some patients undergoing hormone therapy, there may be an increase risk of certain conditions. Our doctors will always assess the risks and increase in the quality of life and benefits and determine if you are a correct candidate for therapy. Our hormone doctors will review your medical history, medications, family history and make sure you are not at increased risk for the following below

  • Breast cancer
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Blood clots

Some patients taking hormone replacement therapy for hot flashes may initially experience the following medication-related side effects:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Disorientation
  • Swelling
  • Weight gain
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Low blood pressure

What Can I Do To Prevent Hot Flashes At Night (Night Sweats)?

Hot flashes can interfere with your sleep, a condition that may be referred to as night sweats or even insomnia. There are a few environmental and lifestyle changes you can make that can help you sleep better each night based on the north American menopause society . These changes include:

  • Keep your bedroom cool and well-ventilated
  • Exercise daily
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol at night
  • Take a warm bath or shower at bedtime
  • Drink milk at bedtime or during the night

Schedule Your Appointment For Hot Flash Therapy

A licensed, professional hormone doctor at Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles will take the necessary steps to combat mid-age estrogen decline while providing women with a healthy alternative to synthetic treatments. Menopause doesn’t have to be a time of sweat, heat, and discomfort. Ask us how your menopausal hot flashes can be curbed or eliminated with hot flash therapy in Los Angeles.

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David Nazarian M.D.

Highly trained and honored my the medical community, Dr. David Nazarian is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and trained in Anti Aging medicine and Bio Identical hormone replacement therapy. He implements the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology and treatment options. Dr. Nazarian specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in men & women. He has extensive training and knowledge in treating andropause and testosterone replacement therapy in men and menopause and estrogen replacement therapy in women. Supported by his experienced medical team, Dr. Nazarian treats men and women with hormone deficiencies and imbalances and enjoys the one-on-one relationship between patient and doctor.

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