Decreased levels of testosterone can cause male hot flashes. Men who receive therapy for prostate cancer or who are castrated have reduced testosterone levels and are more likely to be affected by hot flashes. Medication... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

As of 2015, there is still debate about the mechanism that causes hot flashes after menopause, but most experts believe it involves decreased estrogen production and its effects on the hypothalamus, notes Healthline. The... More »

Menopause, hyperthyroidism, damage to the hypothalamus, urinary tract infections and carcinoid syndrome can all cause hot flashes, according to Healthline. Pituitary tumors, HIV infection and alcoholism also produce symp... More »

Certain types of food and drink or simply eating a large meal may be responsible for hot flashes after eating, according to Everyday Health. Spicy foods in particular can cause hot flashes and sweating, but caffeine and ... More »

Home treatments for hot flashes caused by menopause include maintaining a cool environment, avoiding hot and spicy foods, relaxing, quitting smoking, and losing weight. Estrogen hormone treatments as well as antidepressa... More » Health Women's Health

Declines in testosterone, such as those caused by androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer, cause hot flashes in men, according to Healthline. Men castrated as part of treatment for that cancer also experience ho... More » Health

Taking certain vitamin supplements, such as vitamin B complex and vitamin E, can help reduce hot flashes in some women, according to WebMD. For others, prescription medications, including hormone replacement therapy, low... More » Health Women's Health