When it comes to hormones we tend to think about women saying they are HOT! The hot flashes, night sweats, and temperament fluctuations tends to be during the late forties and early fifties of a woman’s life. However, hormones fluctuations can occur at any age. And many times it doesn’t have to do with that time of life. There are several factors on what may be causing the hot flashes and discomfort with perceived hormonal issues. One piece that we have to look at is that our daily lifestyle choices can make the biggest difference in how our hormones are working. Environmental toxins and life stressors can play a large impact in how our bodies are working. Many times what is seen as hot flashes may just be other aspects of the body that might be breaking down. Here are some reasons other than menopause that you might be dealing with hot flashes.
Excessive weight has been shown to mimic hot flashes at any age! So coming up with a games plan to drop the weight is a great idea. Even 5 lbs will make a difference.
Many times allergies to certain foods can be the root cause of why the hot flashes may be at work. Look at temporarily eliminating the top allergenic foods such as wheat products and dairy for about 8 weeks. See how your body responds.
There are certain medications that can cause hot flashes and similar symptoms. Make sure to ask your doctor about this for empowering your health.
Millions never realize that they have diabetes and blood sugar instabilities until the health challenge has progressed. Hot flashes and night sweats are classic signs that you may be dealing with an underlying blood sugar condition.
This is a big one and we are seeing it grow by the year. The thyroid is responsible for our overall mood, energy output, and metabolism. When it begins to go haywire, then life can be challenging. Hot flashes and night sweats are signs that the thyroid may not be working at its peak level. Make sure to ask your physician to get lab work done and get the proper assessment.