Ask the Nurse Archive
Are my fevers associated with hot flashes?
August 9, 2012 at 2:35pm
I am 61-years-old and have been suffering with fevers ranging from 96.5 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit for more than six weeks. I was referred to an infectious disease specialist where everything looked normal more or less. The doctor did prescribe an antibiotic because in addition to the fevers, I have really bad congestion.
I am wondering if these fevers could be solely from medications I am taking or can you experience some type of hot flash in my age bracket? I am taking a plant-based estrogen and progesterone.
Tips for Hot Flashes
July 25, 2012 at 3:15pm
Can you please provide me some simple remedies for night sweats? I seem to get hot flashes on and off, especially when I am worried or stressed about something. It almost feels like I am having a mini panic attack. I cool down fast during the day, but at night the hot flashes are really annoying.
Hormone Therapy pellets
July 12, 2012 at 10:57am
Are bioidentical hormone pellet implants safe and effective?
I am experiencing hot flashes - is this menopause?
June 20, 2012 at 10:55am
I am 51 years old and have gained weight and have regular periods. I am always warm and I am experiencing periodic hot flashes. Is this menopause? I have had my thyroid levels checked and they are normal. Could it be something else?
Diagnosis of thick uterine lining
June 6, 2012 at 11:06am
I was recently diagnosed with a thicker than normal uterine lining (11.5 mm) by my Ob/Gyn through a vaginal ultrasound. He would like to biopsy and possibly a D&C (dilation and curettage). Sounds fine, but I believe in also preventing the problem from occurring again.
Through personal research my understanding is that during perimenopause the lining can become thicker due to a lack of progesterone. Obesity and endometriosis are two other factors, but they do not apply to me. The most likely explanation is low progesterone. Also, please note that I have been taking Estrotone® (made mostly from Black Cohosh) to eliminate the hot flashes and moodiness on my own for the past year. It helped, but I’m afraid it may have now made me estrogen dominant. I would like to have my blood work run so a complete hormone panel can be run and evaluated. In which case, if I need progesterone afterwards, we know for sure rather than just guessing. In your opinion which medical doctor is most qualified to run and interpret this type of panel?
Bone Density Tests
May 4, 2012 at 3:33pm
My friend just had a bone density test. What kind of test is this and do I need it?
Pros and Cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy
May 3, 2012 at 3:26pm
My sister is on hormone replacement therapy. I’m not sure if I should consider it. What are the pros and cons?
Hormone Replacement Therapy Benefits
March 16, 2012 at 3:03pm
Can you tell me please, what are the benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)?
Does Menopause Decrease Sexual Activity?
March 14, 2012 at 2:48pm
Will menopause decrease my sexual activity?
October 24, 2011 at 12:01pm
How will I know when I have officially entered menopause?