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Arthritis in lower part of spine, shingles, cancer in one eye and cheek, have severe hot flashes. On medicines for high BP, pain. What could be causing flashes?

Yes sir, thank you very much. My stepfather just turned 95 years old in June. He is currently experiencing severe hot flashes. His medical history, triple bypass surgery approx., 20 years ago. He has arthritis in the lower part of his spine . So severe, he needs assistance to walk even short distances. He is also suffering from a severe case shingles that occurs from the herpes zoster virus. He currently is suffering from cancer in his left eye and also on his left cheek. ( facial cheek). He takes a plethora of medications for HBP and from pain stemming from two back surgeries. The hot flashes are what is driving him mad. Thank you.
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Shingles can cause hot flashes. It needs to be treated with appropriate medication. Once the therapy for cancer is complete and herpes is under control, hot flushes will come down. even now he can take medicines to decrease to allay discomfort. you need to consult your physician
Answered: Wed, 11 Dec 2013
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