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What causes hot flashes years after menopause?

Written by James Renney - January 19, 2023

What Causes Hot Flashes Years After Menopause?

Hot flashes in women that occur years after menopause is a common experience. This can be caused by a range of factors including age, genetics, lifestyle, and hormone levels. These hot flashes typically involve sudden feelings of intense heat, redness of the skin, profuse sweating, and increased heart rate.

Age: Hot flashes may become more likely to occur as one approaches older age. This can be because once you reach a certain age your body finds it harder to regulate its temperature which makes you more susceptible to bouts of extreme sensitivity to heat or cold.

Genetics: There is some evidence that genetics plays an important role in determining how likely you are to experience hot flashes during or after menopause. So if your mother had them then it is possible for you to get them too.

Lifestyle: Studies have found that lifestyle factors can significantly increase the chances of experiencing hot flashes during or after menopause. These include high levels of stress and/or anxiety, leading an inactive life, smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, eating unhealthy foods with saturated fats and trans fats, and maintaining low estrogen levels due to birth control pill use or breastfeeding for long periods of time.

Hormone Levels: The most common cause of hot flashes years after menopause is the result of changing hormone levels such as those with estrogen or progesterone deficiency. Hormonal imbalance in post-menopausal women can lead to an inability to regulate their body temperature efficiently which leads to these unwanted hot flashes. Low estrogen levels also cause the capillaries (tiny blood vessels) close to the surface of your skin on your chest, neck and face causing this area to become excessively warm leading to feeling very uncomfortable and flushing sensation on these areas even without external stimuli like touching something too hot!

To help remedy this situation for post-menopausal women suffering from prolonged hot flashes it can be beneficial physical activity and eating a healthier diet both rich in omega-3 fatty acids as well as natural sources such as nuts and fish plus reducing some stimulants like caffeine intake which can worsen symptoms however good sleep hygiene is also essential for regulating hormones naturally such as practicing relaxation techniques before bedtime or avoiding screen times before bedtime will do wonders! Consultation with HGH Pro clinic could also provide further insight into your hormonal health needs specificially tailored for you!

At HGH Pro clinic we specialize in providing personalized insights into every individual's unique hormonal health needs through advanced tests that measure hormone imbalances specifically tailored for each individual patient so that treatments are suitable for every woman's unique needs leading her back towards greater physical & mental wellbeing!

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