Also known as Hot Flushes
Hot flashes (also known as hot flushes) are a symptom which may have several other causes, but which is often caused by the changing hormone levels that are characteristic of menopause.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of hot flashes are menopause, high blood pressure, and breast cancer. Other possible causes, such as hormone disorder, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with hot flashes, 40% report having sweating, 40% report having fatigue, and 37% report having headache.
Patients with hot flashes often receive hematologic tests, pelvis exam, examination of breast, mammography, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), rectal examination, ultrasonography and lipid panel .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with hot flashes include estrogens, conjugated (usp) (premarin), ergocalciferol, tamoxifen, estradiol, progesterone, anastrozole (arimidex), verapamil (univer), valacyclovir (valtrex), black cohosh extract (black cohosh), estrogens, conjugated (usp) / medroxyprogesterone, thyroid (usp) (armour thyroid), mefenamic acid and amlodipine / olmesartan .
|Estrogens, Conjugated (Usp) (Premarin)||$56|
|Black Cohosh Extract (Black Cohosh)|
|Thyroid (Usp) (Armour Thyroid)||$7|
Groups of people at highest risk for hot flashes include sex == female age 45-59 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get hot flashes.