Hot flashes usually indicate that a woman is approaching or experiencing menopause, but prescription and over-the-counter medications, hypothalamus dysfunction, hyperthyroidism, spicy foods and alcohol often cause overhe... More » Health Women's Health

Physical symptoms of serotonin deficiency include persistent fatigue, sleep disorders, loss of appetite combined with a craving for carbohydrates, headaches and a fluctuating body temperature, according to Progressive He... More »

Hot flashes, the most frequent symptom of menopause and perimenopause, occur in more than two-thirds of North American women, and they can cause sweating at night, explains WebMD. Medications, cancers, infections, hormon... More » Health Women's Health

Hormone therapy, medications, layered clothing, and lifestyle and diet changes all can help to stop hot flashes during menopause, according to WebMD. Although estrogen may increase the risk of other health problems, it i... More » Health Women's Health

While the reasons for its efficacy are unknown as of 2015, the antidepressant paroxetine treats hot flashes experienced in menopause, according to Paroxetine is an SSRI, or selective serotonin reuptake inhibit... More » Health Women's Health

While black cohosh, red clover, dong guai, ginseng and kava are said to reduce the symptoms of menopause and many women report that they do, no conclusive evidence says they reduce hot flashes, according to the North Ame... 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