Hot Flashes during Menopause

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    Hot flashes during menopause are a common complaint. The majority of women going through menopause will experience hot flashes. Biologists believe that reductions in estrogen during menopause may alter the region of the brain that regulates body temperature, leading to hot flashes. Women can also choose lifestyle changes that may reduce or eliminate hot flashes.  Some physical activities can also help alleviate hot flashes during menopause:


Hot Flashes and What You Consume
    Tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol can trigger hot flashes. Abstaining from these substances may help prevent hot flashes. Spicy food can also bring on hot flashes and should be minimized. Consuming certain foods and supplements can reduce the likelihood of hot flashes. Vitamin B and vitamin E can help with hot flashes. Some women eat soy or flaxseed to help with hot flashes, although there is currently no scientific data to suggest that these foods significantly reduce hot flash frequency. Black cohosh is a traditional herb for addressing hot flashes and other menstrual symptoms. The research on the effectiveness of black cohosh has generated mixed results, but some women do feel they benefit from taking it.  Warmi, a new vegetable and fruit extract supplement has shown full spectrum menopause benefits, including hot flash reduction, in preliminary clincal research


Hot Flashes and What You Do
    Several activities can make hot flashes less frequent or less severe. Losing weight can help s, because obesity is believed to be linked with hot flashes. Inactivity is also associated with hot flashes, so daily exercise can help. Relaxation techniques eliminate stress, which can be a trigger for hot flashes. Try yoga or meditation. One breathing exercise is recommended for tackling hot flashes. The exercise involves taking slow, deep abdominal breaths at a rate of 6 to 8 breaths per minute for 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the evening, and every time hot flashes start.
 

   Tight clothing can lead to hot flashes. Loose fitting, light clothes made from a breathable fabric like cotton is a better choice. Dressing in layers is desireable so that an outer layer can be removed when a hot flash starts. Environmental changes can also help. Lowering the thermostat and turning on fans can make you more comfortable. Sleeping with fewer blankets and with a cooled pillow can help with sleep without waking up from hot flashes.

    Hot flashes are an uncomfortable sign of menopause. There are lifestyle changes that can help with hot flashes. Stay away from tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food. Some foods and herbs may also benefit some women.. Exercising, relaxation, breathing techniques, and weight lose can reduce the chance of hot flashes during menopause. Fashion choices and environmental changes can make you more comfortable. There are several ways to manage and possibly minimize hot flashes during menopause.



Complementary and Alternative Ways to Address Hot Flashes during Menopause
Try avoiding:    Alcohol, Tobacco, Caffeine, Spicy Foods
Try Taking:    Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Natural Supplements
Try Wearing:    Lose Clothes, Layers, Breathable Fabrics
Try Doing:    Daily Exercises, Relaxation Techniques, Breathing Exercises, Weight Loss


References:
1. Hot Flashes. Mayo Clinic.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hot-flashes/DS01143
2. Menopause and Hot Flashes. WebMD.
http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/hot-flashes

3.  Warmi Website

Warmi provides better menopause relief, safely and naturally.  It is comprised of a patent-pending blend of vegetable and fruit extracts that are 85% organic and 100% vegetarian. These extracts are rich in glucosinates, beta-sitosterol and hesperidin.   Warmi goes beyond hot flash and night sweat relief.  In a clinical trial of 122 women, Warmi also enhanced hormonal balance, mood, cardiovascular and bone health, vaginal dryness and intercourse discomfort -- even overall quality of life.   Many benefits were noted in just 30 days.*