A hot flash is an intense, unexpected sensation of heat, usually centered on the face. It often ends in a chill, clammy sweating and an overall feeling of discomfort related to perceived body temperature. When men are between the ages of 40 to 55, hot flashes can occur multiple times a day and can last between just a few minutes to over 1 hour or more. Hot flashes in men are often associated with a racing heart, nausea, anxiety, and irritability.
Hot flashes are not at all unusual in men during andropause (or “male menopause”), which is a period during which falling testosterone levels may begin to affect a man’s health. Fortunately, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) treatment is available to help correct hormonal imbalances. HRT for men is a safe and effective way to treat hot flashes at the source.
If low levels of male hormones are the cause of your hot flashes, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians have successfully used HRT to help men eliminate hot flashes. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
Causes of Hot Flashes in Men
Male hot flashes are generally caused by severe testosterone deficiencies that often occur as a man ages. Low testosterone confuses the hypothalamus (the part of the brain that controls body temperature as well as the perception of body temperature) into believing that the body is overheated. In response to this confusion, the hypothalamus sends a signal to enlarge the blood vessels in the skin in an attempt to shed the non-existent, excess heat.
Additionally, hot flashes in men may also be the result of androgen deprivation therapy, a common treatment for prostate cancer. Testosterone is an androgen hormone and is one of the hormones suppressed during this therapy. While this is an effective treatment for prostate cancer, it often results in side effects like hot flashes.
Hot Flash Treatments Using HRT
Hot flashes in men, even when undergoing prostate cancer treatment, can often be effectively treated using hormone replacement therapy for men. For men undergoing prostate cancer treatment, small doses of the hormone used to treat hot flashes in women often reduce the frequency and severity of their symptoms.
Our Global Life Rejuvenation physicians will build a treatment plan that fits your individual needs in order to reduce hot flashes, cure other symptoms of andropause and help you keep your cool.
Is HRT Safe?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to what they once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes as a result of aging. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT for men is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among men, HRT has been proven to help prevent cardiovascular risks and type 2 diabetes. We don’t want anyone to suffer from hot flashes when there are treatment options available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at 866-793-9933 to learn more about how our hot flashes cure using hormone replacement therapy can eliminate hot flashes in men.