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Can thyroid disease cause a hot flash?

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When your body creates too much thyroid hormone (your doctor will call this hyperthyroidism) it can really turn up the heat. It might even bring on early menopause (before you turn 40 or in your early 40s). There are medications to treat this problem. Once you get it under control, your hot flashes will ease up. Menopause might get back on schedule, too.

From: Why Am I So Hot? WebMD Medical Reference

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Harvard Health Publications. “Hot flashes in men: an update.”

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Women’s Health.gov. “Menopause and menopause treatments fact sheet.”

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Cleveland Clinic: “Non-Hormonal Ways to Cope with Hot Flashes and Menopause.”

The North American Menopause Society: “Breast Cancer Survivors & Hot Flash Treatments.”

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

SOURCES:

The North American Menopause Society: “Hot Flashes.”

Harvard Health Publications. “Hot flashes in men: an update.”

Rossmanith, W.G. , May 2009. Gynecological Endocrinology

National Institute on Aging: “Menopause.”

BreasCancer.org: “Menopause symptoms: Hot Flashes.”

Women’s Health.gov. “Menopause and menopause treatments fact sheet.”

Mayo Clinic: “Hot flashes.”

National Institute on Aging: “Menopause: Time for a Change.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Menopause-related hot flashes and night sweats can last for years.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Non-Hormonal Ways to Cope with Hot Flashes and Menopause.”

The North American Menopause Society: “Breast Cancer Survivors & Hot Flash Treatments.”

Cancer Research UK: “Hot flushes and sweats.”

Thurston, R.C. , published online Sept. 13, 2013. Fertility and Sterility

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat & Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America: “Ask the Doctor.”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Testicular Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Thyroid Disorders in Women.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on June 02, 2018

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