Hot Flush Treatment in Malaysia
Hot flush is a sudden, and often uncomfortable, sensation of warmth that spreads across the upper body, typically occurring over the face, neck, and chest. During a hot flush, your skin may become red, blotchy, and you may even begin to perspire. These sensations can happen at any time of the day, and if they occur at night, they can even disrupt your sleep, leading to long-term sleep disturbances.
Although there are a few medical conditions that can cause hot flushes, they are commonly caused by the drastic hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause. Women all across Malaysia are affected, but the good news is that there are plenty of hot flush treatments available today.
During a hot flush, you may experience:
- A sudden warm sensation in the upper body (mainly face, neck, and chest)
- Rapid heart rate
- Red or blotchy skin
- A sudden chill after the hot flush subsides
Some hot flushes are mild, but others can be so severe that they interfere with your daily activities and quality of life. While they can happen at all hours of the day, hot flushes that occur at night are also referred to as night sweats. Night sweats can keep you awake at night, affecting your ability to work, maintain relationships, and participate in daily activities.
Women who report having hot flushes usually have them daily, but how often they occur varies from person to person. Hot flush symptoms typically last more than seven years, but many women have reported experiencing it for ten years or more. Since the sensations vary, it is important to find out which treatment options are right for you. It often requires personalized treatment.
The most common cause of hot flushes are hormonal changes during perimenopause. While researchers do not fully understand the mechanism of hot flushes, most agree that low estrogen levels stimulate the hypothalamus to become more sensitive to changes in body temperature. It then creates temperature dysregulation – hot flush.
Hot flushes are usually caused by depleted estrogen. However, it is often associated with other hormonal deficiencies, including DHEA, thyroid, and cortisol. These hormones could influence each other and causes other health issues, such as weight gain, low energy, and reduced sexual desire. They could further aggravate menopausal symptoms, including hot flush. These hormones tend to decrease with age, and the severity of the deficiencies vary from person to person. It’s important to get a hormone screening test to determine which of your hormones are deficient, and proceed with a more holistic personalized treatment.
Hot Flush Treatment
The well-known effective treatment for hot flushes is hormone replacement. A comprehensive hormone test can help you and your doctor to understand the level of your estrogen as well as other hormonal deficiencies. It is important to test your hormones to determine an effective course of action for your treatment.
Based on your test, hormone therapy is prescribed with appropriate dose to stabilizes the body’s estrogen and progesterone levels, making it a very effective hot flush treatment for women in Malaysia. The treatment can also be personalized to stabilize other hormonal deficiencies, improving overall wellness and energy.
Hormone therapy is also effectively reducing other menopause related symptoms such as: night sweating, sleep disturbance, depressed mood, skin dryness, vaginal dryness, and reduced sexual desire.
Many are concern about the safety of hormone therapy. Our consultants often recommend transdermal delivery of estrogen in liposomal formulation. These hormones are bio-identical and compatible to human body. Transdermal hormone preparation is effective and easy to use. They are unlike the conventional synthetic hormones, which might increase risk of breast cancer and thrombosis. Studies have shown transdermal preparation of hormones did not increase the risk of breast cancer and thrombosis.
In addition to current hormone treatment available in Malaysia, a healthy lifestyle change is important:
- Quit smoking
- Avoiding alcohol
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- A balanced diet
Furthermore, it’s important to get a health screening test done to understand the state of your health today. As you age, the risk of developing chronic diseases increases. They include diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and dyslipidemia. Understanding your current health is vital for a holistic approach to improve your overall wellness.
At Fonctio Healing, our Premium 10 Hormones Screening tests 10 specialised hormones covering pituitary hormones, thyroid hormones, adrenal hormones, and ovarian hormones. It also offers a comprehensive health screening for women.
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