Hot flashes before and during periods: All you need to know
Hot flashes occur when the hormone levels change in your body. Before your period, the levels of estrogen and progesterone change, leading to premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, including hot flash before period. So yes, it is possible that you experience hot flashes before your periods.
A hot flash during periods is a sudden and intense wave of heat that you experience in your body, especially across your neck, face, and upper torso. This sensation can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes.
Mostly, hot flashes don’t require medical attention. Some experience hot flashes before period as a form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptom, which is normal. However, if hot flashes are severe and frequent, so much that it affects your daily activities, it is best to consult a doctor and get the help needed.