If you’ve ever had a hot flash, there’s no mistaking it: the sudden, intense, hot feeling on your face and upper body, perhaps preceded or accompanied by a rapid heartbeat and sweating, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, headache, weakness, or a feeling of suffocation. The flash is followed by a flush, leaving you reddened and perspiring.
Hot flashes are usually caused by the hormonal changes of menopause but can also be affected by lifestyle and medications. A diminished level of estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus – the part of the brain responsible for controlling your appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones (like testosterone), and temperature regulation.
At Utah’s Genesys Medical Institute, we check the level of all your hormones and restore them when needed with only natural, bio-identical hormones to eliminate your hot flashes and night sweats; we do not prescribe the synthetically modified hormones that your mother used!
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please schedule a Personalized Hormone Audit to see how we can help you