Males and females both experience hot flashes but the underlying causes differ. Hot flashes are a sudden sensation of heat affecting the upper body, neck and face. Male hot flashes result in anxiety, irritability, nausea and an increased heart rate. These hot flashes might occur 6 to 10 times per day and last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour.
Female hot flashes are common and more well known than male hot flashes, however, male hot flashes are not uncommon and a result of andropause (male menopause) and a testosterone deficiency. Hot flashes from andropause result because a testosterone deficiency causes issues in the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus controls and regulates your bodies temperature and low testosterone levels can confuse your body to think it is too hot. The body, controlled by the hypothalamus, tries to reduce body heat by widening blood vessels in your skin, but this whole process is a false attempt to lower your body temperature caused by low testosterone. Men in androgen deprivation therapy are 80% more likely to suffer from hot flashes.
The solution to eliminating hot flashes:
Hot flashes in men suffering from andropause can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Testosterone therapy is not recommended for men in androgen deprivation therapy as a result of prostate cancer. In these men, men can see positive results from the female treatment using estrogen. Treatment without a hormone specialist to test your hormones is not recommended.
Your physician through Hormone Therapeutics will develop a program for you to relieve you of your hot flashes and other andropause related symptoms. They will also help to ensure you have a proper fitness and nutrition plan to alleviate these symptoms.
Your first step is to sign up today for a free consultation. Let Hormone Therapeutics develop a program for you to eliminate hot flashes and live well, age well through a custom testosterone therapy program.
If you suffer from hot flashes and any of the symptoms below, you could be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy: