Hot Flashes

What It Is

Prostate cancer treatments that reduce levels of male hormones can cause hot flashes.8 These sudden feelings of heat last, on average, about 4 minutes. They vary in frequency and severity from man to man.16


To help relieve mild to moderate hot flashes, try17:

  • Wearing loose-fitting clothes
  • Keeping air moving at home by opening windows and using fans
  • Using relaxation techniques, such as slow, deep breathing
  • Practicing hypnosis

Talk with your doctor for other ways to manage your hot flashes.