You could be at work, typing away innocently at your computer when BOOM, your internal body temperature spikes like molten volcanic magma. Hot flashes can come on suddenly and without warning, leaving you flushed, sweaty, chilled, and heart racing. However, according to Dr. Alexandra Sowa, not all hot flashes are related to perimenopause and menopause.
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Here are six reasons why men and women can suffer hot flashes…
Body temperature is largely governed by the endocrine system (aka: your hormones) so it makes sense that if the endocrine system is not functioning properly, you may experience hot flashes.
According to MedicineNet.com, hyperthyroidism (or an overactive thyroid) results with production of excess thyroid hormones. Depending on the cause (i.e., thyroiditis or Graves disease), you could experience hot flashes in addition to weight loss, appetite and bowel changes.