Hot Flashes/copd

Question

Asked by Sandra

Hot Flashes/copd

I have a friend who is 85 yrs. old and in the end stage of COPD. She suffers from intense hot flashes frequently. The doctors she has seen have been unable to determine what the problem is. Her PCP is of the opinion that it is not hormonal. Any light you could share on this matter would be most helpful.

Thank you.

Sandra

Answer

Hi Sandra,

It's not unusual for people with severe COPD to feel warm, and also feel as if they are in need of moving air. Some always have a fan running in the house. You might set up a small fan, not blowing directly on her, but so the breeze is felt. This could help cool your friend off and keep her more comfortable.

Hope this helps!

Jane.

Answered by Jane Martin