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Hot Flashes

Alternate Names : Hot Flushes, Vasomotor Flushes

Hot Flashes | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

A complete history and physical should be done to rule out other reasons for hot flashes. Other conditions like hyperthyroidism, which is an over-active thyroid gland, diabetes, tuberculosis, rare tumors of the adrenal glands, and other chronic infections can cause hot flashes.


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Hot Flashes: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/13/02



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