Men who see their female companions flush and sweat when they reach a certain age are probably glad that they are not subject to postmenopausal hot flashes. But hot flashes are not just a "woman's problem. Doctors understand the who more than the why. In both men and women, hormones are to blame.
It often appears suddenly. Hot flashes are commonly linked to women undergoing menopause. However, men can also experience this condition. Women experience hot flashes from a sudden fluctuation in hormones as they age. In fact, men experience a less than 2 percent drop in testosterone every year after This is a healthy and steady decline. Hot flashes in men are most likely to occur as a result of a prostate cancer treatment called androgen deprivation therapy.
Print this issue. Hot flashes, night sweats, loss of regular menstrual periods and sleep problems. These familiar symptoms of menopause appear in most women around age Early symptoms like these could be a sign of a little-understood condition called primary ovarian insufficiency POI.
A hot flash is a brief feeling of intense warmth and sweating. Hot flashes commonly occur in women around the time of menopause. Researchers do not know exactly what causes hot flashes.