Understanding Menopausal Hot Flashes

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    Menopausal hot flashes are experienced by nearly 3 out of 4 women undergoing menopause. Menopausal hot flashes can be very uncomfortable and include a collection of symptoms. Women can consider certain medications, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes to address menopausal hot flashes. Each option for menopausal hot flashes has potential risks and benefits. A woman should research all the available options before choosing the best one for her.
Symptoms of Menopausal Hot Flashes
    Menopausal hot flashes get their name from the hot feeling that accompany them. During a menopausal hot flash a woman may feel heat spreading through her upper body and face. The skin of her face, neck, and upper chest may become flushed, red, or blotchy. She may feel pressure in her head at the start of a hot flash. Her heart may beat rapidly. Perspiration, especially on her upper body is a common symptom of hot flashes. A woman may feel chilly as the hot flash subsides. Less common symptoms that can accompany hot flashes include fatigue, weakness, faintness, and dizziness. Most hot flashes last only a few minutes, but they can last as long as half an hour.


Options for Menopausal Hot Flashes
    Options for menopausal hot flashes include medications, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes. For severe symptoms, a doctor might prescribe hormone replacement therapy, antidepressants, seizure medications, or blood pressure medications. Supplements can help with common hot flashes. Some women take flaxseed, vitamin E, and vitamin B to tackle menopausal hot flashes. Compounds in soy and red clover supplements may help with hot flashes by mimicking estrogen, although there is some argument about whether they affect breast cellular activity. Black cohosh is another traditional remedy for menopausal hot flashes, but certain populations should not take this herbal remedy either. Warmi, a new fruit and vegetable extract, has shown impressive - and safe-- preliminary results for hot flashes and a broad range of menopausal symptoms.
 

    Lifestyle changes can help with hot flashes. Experts recommend reducing or stopping alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and spicy foods. Obesity, stress, and inactivity are linked with hot flashes. Daily exercise, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and weight loss can help make menopausal hot flashes less likely. Women who experience hot flashes can benefit from wearing layers of loose fitting, light clothes that are made from a breathable fabric such as cotton. Lowering the thermostat, turning on fans, and using fewer blankets at night can help with menopausal hot flashes.

    A collection of symptoms accompany hot flashes to make a woman uncomfortable. There are many was to address menopausal hot flashes. A doctor can give certain medications for severe menopausal hot flashes. Certain supplements may help with common hot flashes. It is important to fully understand the possible risks of any product.  Women who suffer hot flashes can benefit from eliminating the triggers for hot flashes. Lifestyle changes can make menopausal hot flashes less likely. Look at all the options before deciding how you want to address menopausal hot flashes.

Common Symptoms of Menopausal Hot Flashes
•    Feeling hot
•    Flushed skin
•    Pressure in the head
•    Perspiration
•    Feeling chilly when the hot flash subsides



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.*