Night hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause, which experience more than 75% of women. Here are presented the useful tips of specialists in the field of women’s health on how to get rid of menopause hot flashes.
What is menopause hot flashes?
Hot flashes are a sudden sensation of heat in the head, neck, and chest, which may be accompanied by excessive sweating, redness or chills. Typically, they occur in the evening or at night and last only a few minutes. Why do they happen? The reason for this is a drop in estrogen levels and vasodilation of the scalp and chest, which causes the rise of temperature in these areas. The temperature on the rest of the skin usually remains unchanged. For some women, this happens quite often, almost every night, and for others – once a week, a month, or even less often. Reasonably, women want to find treatment for menopause hot flashes.
How long can hot flashes after menopause disturb a woman?
In this matter, everything is quite individual. Some women do not face a similar problem at all, while others have been struggling with them for several years.
Menopause hot flashes are not dangerous for women’s health and after some time they will pass by themselves, but they may not give a woman the most pleasant sensations and spoil her mood.
Foods for menopause hot flashes
- Hot drinks and caffeine. If you find it difficult to give up coffee and strong tea at all, drink it only in the morning, and in the evening drink infusion of chamomile or mint.
- Excessive love for sweets. Try to eat fewer sweets, cakes, and other desserts.
- Bad habits.
- Stress, excitement and, accumulated fatigue. Before going to bed, always take time to relax and calm down. Take a walk or read a book.
Tips for menopause hot flashes relief:
- Drink an infusion of sage leaves. It is a phytoestrogen that helps fight menopause hot flashes (by increasing hormone levels).
- Create your own comfortable sleeping environment: sleep in a comfortable soft nightdress and on bedding, which is pleasant to the touch.
- Before going to bed, always take a shower and sleep in a well-ventilated area.
- Drink infusions from sedative herbs to relax before going to bed, try to calm down.
- Go in for sports. Many women note that they gain menopause hot flashes relief when they started going to the pool, doing yoga or Pilates.
Supplements for hot flashes menopause
- Phytoestrogens (soy, flax). Women note a decrease in the number and intensity of hot flashes after their use.
- Black cohosh does a good job provoking menopause hot flashes relief, but only if the woman has no problems with the liver, then it can be harmful.
- Vitamin E can help relieve moderate hot flashes. In large doses, it can increase the risk of bleeding.
Any of the well-known nutritional supplements should not be taken uncontrollably, as they react with what you eat, drink, and the medicines you take. The same applies to supplements for hot flashes menopause. Consult your physician before taking any of the remedies described here.