Hot Flashes & Serious Health Issues
After menopause, many women experience hot flashes/night sweats in their 40s & 50s. Symptoms of a hot flash include feeling warm from the inside out of your face, chest, and neck, skin becoming red and blotchy.
Although hot flashes are common and natural, you should see a doctor if they occur frequently and last for an extended time. Frequent hot flashes can be a sign of more serious underlying problems like heart disease.
In this article, we’ll explore the link between hot flashes and serious health problems.
Heart Disease & Hot Flashes
There is a link between hot flashes and cardiovascular disease in menopausal women. Those who have mild/infrequent hot flashes after menopause have a lower risk of a heart attack. In addition, the timing of the onset is crucial in this regard. If the symptoms of a hot flash occur early in menopause, the risk of heart problems is lower and vice versa.
Moreover, certain studies have shown that if hot flashes persist, the issue may be heart-related. If you’re experiencing frequent hot flashes (six times or more in two weeks), you need to see a doctor immediately.
Obesity is a significant contributor to hot flashes and, subsequently, chronic diseases such as heart problems. Hence, make an effort to stay in shape.
Cancer & Hot Flashes
As mentioned earlier, hormone levels fluctuate during the menopausal transition, leading to a number of different symptoms, including hot flashes. Frequent hot flashes/night sweats can also be warning signs of cancer. For example, breast cancer can affect sex hormone levels and trigger hot flashes. The internal heat is caused by the body’s physiological response while fighting cancer cells.
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