Hot flashes are commonly associated with women going through menopause. However, many people don’t realize that men can also experience them as they age.
These sudden feelings of heat and sweating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially if they occur at the office or in public—outside of the gym.
In this article, we’ll discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for hot flashes in men and why it is essential to seek expert help vs. shrugging them off.
Why Do Men Get Hot Flashes?
Men typically experience hot flashes due to hormonal imbalances, specifically a rapid decrease in testosterone levels (Low T).
This might be caused by the following:
Men’s testosterone will gradually decrease as they age; however, certain medications, treatment options, lifestyle factors, and psychological issues (e.g. anxiety, stress, or depression) can cause men to develop other conditions that negatively affect testosterone production, causing them to experience hot flashes.
Apart from uncontrollable sweating, you may also feel one or a combination of the following symptoms:
- Sudden feelings of warmth
- Flushing of the face and neck
- A rapid heartbeat
Some men may experience chills after the hot flash has passed. These symptoms can be mild or severe and occur at any time—day or night.
Do Men Experience Menopause?
Male menopause, also known as andropause, is a term used to describe age-related changes in male hormone levels.
As noted earlier, men’s testosterone levels gradually decrease with age, which can lead to a variety of symptoms such as
- Decreased sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Mood changes
However, unlike menopause in women, male menopause is a gradual process and doesn’t necessarily result in a complete cessation of hormone production.
While some men may experience significant symptoms, others may not notice any changes. Therefore, men need to talk to a men’s health provider if they’re encountering any symptoms that could be related to Low T.
Can High Blood Pressure Cause Hot Flashes in Men?
Yes. When blood pressure rises, it can cause the blood vessels to dilate, leading to a sudden rush of blood flow to the skin, which can generate a sensation of heat and sweating.
This may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as
Can Dehydration Cause Hot Flashes?
Dehydration can cause a variety of symptoms, including hot flashes. When the body is dehydrated, it can’t regulate its temperature effectively, leading to excessive sweating and hot flashes.
Treating Hot Flashes in Men
It’s best to work with a men’s health expert to treat hot flashes. Most men try to deal with the symptoms on their own or ignore them altogether, but this can lead to other health problems.
At EveresT Men’s Health, we can identify the underlying cause of the hot flashes and provide targeted treatment methods that are personalized to fit your needs and lifestyle.
Treatment for men’s hot flashes may include:
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Blood pressure management
- Medication management
- Proactive healthcare plans
After you schedule a consultation, we’ll conduct a thorough medical examination to determine your current health condition. From there, we’ll be able to assess your present hormonal and laboratory deficiencies.
Our team will then work with you to create a personalized plan to address any deficiencies and restore you to optimal health.
So, Do Men Get Hot Flashes?
Yes, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with them. Contact EveresT Men’s Health today to learn how we can help you feel your best at any age.