When menopause, the woman's well-being changes greatly, and not for the better. In this case, many decide that they just overtired or caught a cold. But even when a woman understands why such symptoms have arisen, she still has some questions. For example, when the body temperature rises with menopause, is it worth worrying?
Causes of the high fever with menopause
Even in a completely healthy person, body temperature can increase by one to two tenths above 37. Especially during menopause this indicator may be unstable. The standard body temperature (36.6 degrees), as a rule, happens only after a dream. And until the evening, it can go up to 37.3. Most often, the temperature rises during menopause. Also, while a woman can feel constant fatigue and drowsiness, be "broken".
Tides is the main symptom of menopause, as well as a clear cause of increased local temperature. They appear due to a violation:
In the work of the central nervous system.
During menopause due to a decrease in the number of follicles in the ovaries, as well as a decrease in the frequency of the exit of the sexual cell, the amount of certain hormones (in particular, progestins and estrogens) also decreases. As a result, after a while in the blood, the concentration of LH and FSH increases, which leads to a deficiency of some important substances in the tissues. Information between different parts of the body is transmitted with disabilities.
As a result, the brain reacts to the temperature change in a different way. Periodically, the brain receives information about overheating and the body immediately tries to resolve this condition. The upper part of the body "poured" a hot wave, dyspnoea, dizziness, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing. At this point, the patient's temperature can rise to 38 degrees.
Immediately after the tide, the woman has a chill. The cause of it is both high temperature and significant sweating. Thus, the body tries to regulate the tide. The skin is covered with sweat, there is a strong fatigue, the upper and lower limbs become numb and become cold. Since the number of such tides can reach up to fifty a day, a woman feels broken and sick.
Symptoms of the high fever with menopause
The most common symptoms of fever in menopause are:
The tide is a sensation of intense heat in the upper part of the body. Excessive sweating, face blushes, heavy breathing. Dizziness, dyspnea, weakness, nausea, headaches, and heart rate may also increase.
Hyperthyroidism (severe sweating) at night - appears due to a decrease in the amount of estrogen in the blood.
Constant feeling of fatigue.
Temperature 37 with menopause
With menopause, raising the body temperature to 37 degrees is considered the norm. So do not worry in this case. The reason for anxiety and taking special drugs (after examination and appointment of a doctor) is considered when the temperature in women during menopause rises above 38 degrees. Moreover, it should be taken into account that during hot flushes the patient may feel a fever subjectively, however, the body temperature is normal.
Temperature at hot flashes
Tides are a very common symptom in menopause, they are noted in 75% of all women who entered this period.
When the temperature rises, the woman blushes the skin of her neck and face, sweating appears and sweating, palpitation increases. In patients, tides, as well as an increase in temperature during them, occur with different frequency and force.
In this case, hot flashes can occur in women of climatic age for one or several years. If the temperature in this state passes a mark of 38 degrees, it is worthwhile to see a doctor who will write out effective medications.
Complications and consequences
When a woman during menopause greatly increases body temperature, it can be evidence of the development of many serious diseases. When the balance of important hormones changes dramatically in the body, this always leads to a weakening of immunity. Because of this, the body appears favorable conditions for the development of infections in the urinary and reproductive organs. This can be explained by the fact that the mucous membrane of the vagina and the urethra becomes less protected from bacteria.
Also in women, the risk of developing malignant and benign formations - myomas, hyperplastic processes in the endometrium, and tumors in the ovaries - increases in the period. If the subfebrile temperature lasts for weeks at a high level, this is an occasion to consult a doctor and be examined.
Diagnostics of the high fever with menopause
With an increase in temperature during menopause, it is necessary to find out what root causes led to its appearance. The fact is that not every time the body temperature rises even by 1-1.5 degrees, one can talk about pathology, after all, such a process is considered normal, especially in the evening, when the body gets tired all day.
To diagnose subfebrile temperature, it is necessary to analyze its curve. This process takes place only under the supervision of a specialist:
The doctor measures the patient's body temperature in the morning and evening.
Fill in a special sheet in accordance with the rules. At the end of the day, all points are connected to each other.
The analysis is carried out for three weeks, after which the data should be analyzed by the attending physician.
After the doctor diagnoses, it is also necessary to conduct relevant profile and laboratory studies. In the process of establishing the main reason why a woman has a fever at a climatic age, the doctor can recommend other tests and tests: blood test, feces analysis, urinalysis, lung and sinus x-ray, otolaryngoscopy, ultrasound, tuberculosis tests, ECG.
If the high temperature is a consequence of menopause, and not a concomitant severe illness, then the doctor can advise medicines to adjust the patient's condition. With tides, it is enough just to correct the thermoregulation disturbances, so that the woman feels much better.
In severe cases, hormonal drugs are used that help stabilize the metabolism and normalize sweating. There are also homeopathic analogues of natural hormones that can help in some cases.
Also during menopause, it is recommended to revise your daily diet, add more plant food to it. It is worth to do sports, do not overstrain emotionally and physically, wear loose clothes.
Climonorum. Produced in the form of a dragée. The drug contains active components of gestagen and estrogen.
If menstruation persists, women need to start taking the drug on the fifth day. If the menstrual cycle is severely impaired due to the onset of menopause or if menopause has already come, you can drink at any time (if the woman is not pregnant). One package is enough for a 21-day course.
Patients with vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, hormone-dependent cancers, liver tumors, liver abnormalities, thromboembolism, hypertriglyceridemia are prohibited from taking the Clinonorm.
At reception at some patients frequent uterine bleedings, a dyspepsia, migraines, fatigability, an allergy, deterioration of sight were shown.
Proginova. Produced in the form of a dragée. The drug contains an active component of estradiol valerian (estrogen).
One package is enough for a course of twenty-one days. Every day, it is recommended to drink one pills, with water, if necessary. Try to take the pill at the same time.
Patients with vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, liver tumors, impaired liver function, thrombosis, lactose deficiency, intolerance to the components to take Proginova is prohibited. Not recommended during pregnancy.
In some patients, the following symptoms appeared after taking the pills: allergies, blurred vision, migraine headaches, dizziness, bloating.
Klimen. Produced in the form of a dragée. The drug contains the active ingredient estrogen.
Packing is intended for one course of twenty-one days. During menstruation, it is forbidden to take. If a woman still has a menstrual cycle, you can take, starting with his fifth day. The first eleven days it is necessary to drink one white dragee, after that ten days to drink one pink pellet per day. The break between the courses should not be less than a week.
Patients with vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, liver tumors, thrombosis or thromboembolism, intolerance to drink components Klimen is prohibited. It is not recommended to take pregnant women and women during breastfeeding.
In some cases, unpleasant symptoms may appear: nausea, migraine, bloating, allergies, fatigue, dizziness.
Alternative treatment and herbal treatment
Alternative treatment suggests fighting with increased night sweats and frequent hot flashes with the help of special foot baths, which are done before bedtime. For their preparation it is necessary to pour hot water into the basin (about 40 degrees) and keep the legs in it for up to twenty minutes. Wipe dry and immediately go to bed.
Variable cold and hot foot baths are considered equally effective. For preparation, two pelvis is taken. One is filled with hot water, and the other - cold. In the first leg it is necessary to keep up to five minutes, and in the second - no more than half a minute. Continue the procedure for at least 30 minutes to get a positive result.
Also popular are tinctures of some medicinal herbs. For example, to overcome frequent hot flashes, you can drink sage tincture (one tablespoon of dried grass is added to one glass of boiled water) several times a day.
The most popular homeopathic remedies for the treatment of high temperature caused by hot flashes are:
Climakt-Hel. In the medicine there are such active components: sepia officinalis, sanguinaria canadensis, lachezis mutus, strychnosis of ignition, sulfur, simaruba zedron, stanum metalcum. It is recommended to drink three times in 24 hours on one tablet (before meals or one hour after eating). Do not swallow, but keep in your mouth until the pills melts. Do not use if components are intolerant. May cause an allergy.
Remens. Available in the form of drops and tablets. In the medicine there are such active components: Canadian sanguinaria, cysticum cimicifuga, secret from the glands of cuttlefish, pilocarpus, poison of the surukuku (snake). Drink one tablet (or ten drops) three times in 24 hours. Accept until the condition stabilizes. It is forbidden to use when components are intolerant. May cause an allergy.
Climaxan. Available in the form of granules and tablets. The drug contains such active components: tsimitsifuga, apis mellifika, lachezis mutus, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose. Drink twice in 24 hours, preferably after sleeping and before bedtime, one tablet (five pellets). The course lasts usually up to two months. Do not drink while intolerant components. May cause an allergy.
Last update: 25.06.2018
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Medical expert editor
Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich
Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"
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