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What causes sudden cold sweats and hot flashes?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 in General Health
Question: I woke up Saturday morning and was barely able to make coffee. I had cold sweats and hot flashes even though it was pretty cold downstairs. This has never happened before.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Has this happened again?

Detailed Answer:


If it were a one-time occurrence, that's okay. Be calm and not get too worried. If this, however, happens again, only then would I think it actually represents a disease condition or an ongoing pathological response that warrants further evaluation. Right now, I think it was more incidental and transient that pathological.

Monitor an update me with any recurrences for review and guidance.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
No it has not happened again. My wife wondered if it wasn't low blood sugar because I didn't eat dinner the night before and I have a fast metabolism but in the past I could skip dinner with no consequences. I will let you know if it happens again.
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Good idea about the hypoglycemia!

Detailed Answer:


Why don't you try taking your blood sugar if this ever happens again? Besides, are you on any medications that could lower your blood sugar?

Best wishes!!

Dr. Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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