Hot Flashes

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Hot Flashes

A hot flash is a sudden onset of intense heat that spreads all over the body. Many people feel it concentrated in their chest, neck, and face areas. They may also be accompanied by redness and flushing of the skin. Around 70% of women will experience hot flashes as they go through menopause, but hot flashes can also be experienced with cyclical periods and hormonal changes.

What Causes Hot Flashes?

While there is not a certainty on the exact cause of hot flashes, they are generally a symptom of perimenopause and menopause after a woman’s ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. Hot flashes also can occur at night, called night sweats, which can get in the way of achieving optimal rest.

Hot flashes can also occur before and during periods in women. The precise reason for hot flashes and night sweats during this time-frame may relate to the same neuroactive peptide that causes many PMS symptoms. This variant of hot flashes and night sweats will usually disappear after Advanced Endometrial Ablation.

Hot Flashes Treatments

Beyond a bag of ice on the neck, an Advanced Endometrial Ablation may help reduce or eliminate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause by gently removing the hormonally active lining of the uterus. This 90-second procedure is pain-free and minimally invasive. Advanced endometrial ablation can decrease or remove hot flashes, as well as a host of other symptoms women face.

Call the experts at The Ashford Center today to learn more about this procedure or schedule your consultation online.

Medical Conditions Commonly Associated With Hot Flashes


The ending of a female's menstrual cycle that is accompanied by many symptoms.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Should I Consider Advanced Endometrial Ablation During Menopause or Perimenopause?

The primary reason to consider Advanced Endometrial Ablation during this phase of life is to treat abnormal bleeding during perimenopause. Occasionally, bleeding after menopause is a sign of a more serious problem. If you have postmenopausal bleeding that’s due to a benign condition such as polyps or fibroids, Advanced Endometrial Ablation may also be an excellent treatment option. The Ashford Center specializes in determining the underlying cause of abnormal bleeding, which can occur around the time of declining hormone output of the ovaries.

Perimenopausal bleeding is abnormal if you experience:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • More frequent bleeding
  • Irregular bleeding
  • After-intercourse bleeding

If you experience any of these symptoms, call The Ashford Center for a consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for Advanced Endometrial Ablation.

To learn more about how Advanced Endometrial Ablation addresses issues associated with menopause or perimenopause, call The Ashford Center or schedule a consultation online today.

When Will I Enter Menopause?

Menopause is a time when there is no more menstrual bleeding. Perimenopause is a time when the ovaries’ production of estrogen can waver and sputter before eventually ceasing altogether (menopause). This time of changing estrogen production and unbalanced hormones can present quite a rollercoaster of symptoms!

Many women begin experiencing problems with unbalanced hormones long before their periods stop. Sometimes women experience perimenopause for years. If periods become either heavier, more painful, more irregular, or last longer, these can be signs of hormonal changes during perimenopause.

Every woman is unique in how long her symptoms may last. For some women, abnormal periods may occur for as much as a decade. For other women, periods may stay fairly normal, but they begin to have hot flashes, night sweats, lack of focus, weight gain, or anxiety. It is important for women to know that there are proven and safe treatments to end all of their perimenopausal symptoms.

The Ashford Center specializes in the treatment of unbalanced hormonal cycles, including the Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedure which can end periods for good. Typically, women ranging in age from their late thirties to late fifties can find freedom from problem periods, PMS, or other hormonal-imbalance symptoms of the perimenopausal phase.

What is Low Libido?

Low libido means having a low sex drive. The desire to have sex varies enormously between different people, so it’s difficult to define what is normal in a broader sense.

Low libido is only a problem if it’s causing distress and affecting important relationships. Dr.

Clint Ashford and Dr. Rebecca Ashford are specialists in helping women who are having hormonal imbalance problems, including low libido. They are committed to providing compassionate and effective care and will customize a treatment plan that is right for each unique patient.

How long does bloating typically last?

Most women typically experience bloating well before the start of their period and will stop immediately once menstruating begins or for a few days into it.