Get Rid of Hot Flashes

The most frequent symptom of menopause, hot flashes or hot flushes can be annoying, embarrassing and even sleep disrupting if they happen at night. As a symptom of menopause, hot flashes will occur during the phases of peri-menopause and menopause. They will decrease in severity as you progress through menopause.

 

How do I know if I have hot flashes?

  • Red, flushed faces
  • Sweating
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Chills

 

How can I prevent hot flashes?

Avoid these triggers to help prevent hot flashes during menopause:

  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Tight clothing
  • Heat
  • Cigarette smoke

 

How can I treat hot flashes?

  • Dress cooly, in layers, so that you can control your body temperature easily.
  • Keep a personal fan at your side so you can cool off quickly.
  • Ditch the PJ’s. You’ll be able to handle those night sweats a bit more easily.
  • Keep a journal and figure out if there are any food triggers such as spicy foods or chocolate then avoid these.
  • Relax! Relaxing will help to end the flash sooner and avoid drawing attention to it.
  • Work on de-stressing in general. Stress can cause hot flashes even when you’re not in menopause.
  • Increase your vitamin E intake, it has been shown to decrease hot flashes.
  • Black cohosh is as effective as estrogen replacement.
  • Flaxseed oil with Omega-3’s helps to reduce menopause symptoms.
  • Chickweed in a tincture helps to reduce the number and severity of hot flashes.
  • Red clover has phyto-estrogens which helps to control a number of menopause symptoms including hot flashes.
  • Sage tea helps to reduce hot flashes, improve digestion, diarrhea and headaches.
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