Treatment for Hot Flashes
Researchers have increasingly pointed towards a strong correlation between andropause in males and symptoms of hormonal imbalances. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is one of the established compounding pharmacy solutions to help restore hormonal balance in men, and treat the associated symptoms.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) provides BHRT for both women and men in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Hot flashes in men, by definition, are similar to the hot flashes in women, but their causes are different. A hot flash is a sudden and intense sensation of heat that a person may experience on their face, neck and upper body, which can result in cold sweat and discomfort.
In terms of frequency, male hot flashes typically occur six to ten times throughout the day and may persist from one minute to one hour. The patient can experience anxiety, rapid heart rate, nausea and irritability due to the feeling of hot flashes.
Although hot flashes are more commonly associated with women during menopause, the condition is not unusual even in men. During andropause or male menopause, significant deficiency of testosterone hormone may result in male hot flashes. Patients who go through androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer may also experience this condition.
Male hot flashes during andropause may occur because the diminished levels of testosterone hormone will confuse the brain into believing that the body is overheated. As a result, the brain will transmit nerve signals to expand blood vessels in the skin in order to allow this imagined excess heat to leave the body. In that sense, hot flashes in men represent the body’s efforts to keep its temperature cool and not let it overheat.
Additionally, in patients receiving androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, testosterone levels will drastically reduce. One of the side effects of this condition is that the patient will experience hot flashes as he is effectively placed into andropause.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is one of the tried and tested solutions in integrative pharmacy to provide relief from andropause hot flashes and restore healthy testosterone levels. In case of patients suffering from prostate cancer, minor doses of the female hormone estrogen can be given to diminish the problem.
Prior to starting BHRT program, the patient is required to go through a detailed test to assess their precise hormone levels. Once the correct tests are done, customized BHRT can be prescribed to treat the specific condition of a patient and provide them relief from hot flashes as well as other symptoms of andropause.
An experienced compounding pharmacy treatment provider will also recommend a combination of scientifically planned nutritional changes, a targeted supplement regimen and other lifestyle adjustments to promote general hormone health. Hot flashes in males can be effectively treated with a holistic approach adopted by the provider.
AIP provides compounded solutions through traditional means as well as online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.