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Facts about Hot Flushes

Every woman who has reached herperimenopause or menopause part of life, knows all about hot flushesfrom a first hand experience, since these are the trademark of thiscondition. Hot flushes affect all women who are in menopause or arepreparing to enter this period of a woman's development.

There are two types of hot flushes andboth of these manifest through sudden, excessive feeling of heataffecting a woman's face, neck, chest and then the rest of the body.The only difference is in the length and the intensity of the onsetof a hot flush. Namely, there is a type which strikes suddenly,happens with a very high intensity and vanishes in several minutes.On the other hand, there are those hot flushes which start suddenlyand quickly as well, but are not so prominent and last for a longerperiod of time such as for several hours.

The symptoms of a hot flush makes awoman prone to mood swings, nervousness, concentration issues andmany other fits which go hand-in-hand with perimenopause andmenopause.

Speaking of the risk group, we mustmention women aging between 40 and 50, after they have ceased havingmenstrual cycles for about a year. During this time, a woman's bodyundergoes various changes and hormonal imbalances which trigger hotflushes, among various other things. Sometimes, however, youngerwomen may experience hot flushes as well. Below are some of the mostcommon reasons for that.

Usual Causes of Hot Flushes in YoungerWomen

The first possible cause is a conditioncalled estrogen crash. This stands for a rapid decrease in theproduction of the female hormone and this can affect any woman olderthat 14 and younger than 44.

Thyroid problems are also one of themost common causes of hot flushes in younger women. Additionally,overconsumption of certain foods and drinks, like nitrites and sulfates may trigger hot flushes too.

Surgical removal of the uterus is knownto cause premature menopause symptoms, along with the hot flushes aswell. Pituitary gland problems, smoking, alcohol consumption, abusing drugs as well as consuming sugaryand spicy food, energy drinks, too much unhealthy genetically modified and processed food or taking certain medications may also lead to hot flushes in younger women.

If these flushes become more frequentand prominent, you are highly advised to pay your doctor a visit andget adequate treatment, which is usually hormone replacement therapy.

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