What factors trigger hot flashes?
Hot flashes are usually triggered by weather (especially high humidity), hot rooms, heavy clothing, hot showers, drinking hot beverages (especially tea and coffee or anything containing caffeine), and of course alcohol is a well-known inducer of hot flashes. Insomnia, stress, anxiety and nervousness are other causes of hot flashes and so is fatigue. The relationship between hot flashes and eating is problematic. Often when you eat a really large meal, especially with sugar, hot flashes will increase. Also, certain medications are known to induce hot flashes, for example, Budafed, and other over-the-counter sinus remedies that contain adrenaline. Certain diseases like hyperthyroidism can be confused with menopause: displaying symptoms of irregular periods, feeling hot, hair loss, et cetera. Other rare ailment can also cause hot flashes. These diseases and ailments can easily be distinguishable from menopause by your medical doctor.