For many women, hot flashes and night sweats can be intense. They interfere with sleep quality and often the overall quality of life. Hot flashes are the most common symptom of approaching menopause.
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of skin warmth, often accompanied by drenching sweats. Their duration and frequency of occurrence vary significantly from person to person. The neck, face, and chest may appear red and blotchy, and heart rate may increase during these episodes.
Up to fifteen percent of women experience hot flashes so severe that their daily lives are disrupted. Hot flashes and night sweats can be your body’s way of telling you that your hormones are not functioning correctly. The result of the repeated disruption of your sleep cycle can be feelings of fatigue, irritability, and even forgetfulness. Hot flashes are typically caused by elevated estrogen levels, progesterone deficiency, or other hormone imbalances within the body.
If you are dealing with frustrating hot flashes or regularly waking up in sweaty sheets, it could be due to a hormone imbalance. Take our hormone quiz to determine if you are a potential candidate for hormone optimization.
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