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

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 » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 » Health Women's Health Menstruation
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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

Some over-the-counter treatments for hot flashes are vitamin B complex, vitamin E and ibuprofen. Natural or alternative remedies, including evening primrose, soy products, black cohosh and flaxseed, may also help to reli... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Hormone therapy through intake of estrogen and progesterone, a low dosage of antidepressants, and the prescription drugs Gabapentin and Clonidine are treatment options for women's hot flashes, according to Mayo Clinic. H... More » Health Women's Health

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