Learn how to stop hot flashes naturally with these hot flash remedies (affiliate link).
Perimenopause and menopause hot flashes and night sweats are unpredictable and uncomfortable.
These erratic internal temperature swings can make it difficult to work, socialize, and sleep. Know that most women in this stage of life (70-85%!) experience this symptom. You're not alone.
Naturally Stop Hot Flashes: Herbs and Supplements
Many plants and herbs can help to effectively stop hot flashes. Check these out!
In fact, a German study done in 1988 found that taking this herb had the same effects as Estrogen Replacement Therapy in reducing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
Combine taking these seeds with taking a calcium-magnesium supplement and a dose of vitamin E.
Take this along with vitamin E supplements and flaxseed oil.
Before you look to supplements or medications to stop hot flashes, try some of these lifestyle changes that act as hot flash remedies.
Take some time it the day for yourself. If you had a rough day, punch your pillow and go somewhere where you can give a good yell. Walk. Talk to your girlfriends. Exercise. Be good to yourself. Do whatever you need to do to get rid of your stress.
Depending on the severity of your hot flashes, you might want to consider bringing a "hot flash kit" wherever you go.
In it, you can pack a change of clothes, a plastic bag (for your wet clothes), deodorant, and some moist towelettes.
Your body feels all tingly, and your heart rate begins to speed up.
Your face and torso begin to get flushed. Next, you feel anxiety - particularly if you are experiencing your hot flash in public!
Then, you begin to sweat as your body tries to get rid of all of that extra heat in your body.
You might begin to shiver and feel chilled at this point, and you wish you had an extra sweater.
The average length of this whole process is 30 seconds to 5 minutes, and the frequency can vary. Some women will have them 20 times a day, and others will have them only once a day.
Get this - Although it feels like your body's temperature rises about 20 degrees during a hot flash, your internal temperature does not change, and your skin temperature rises by only 1 -7 degrees!
A few very unfortunate women will have these hot flashes for the rest of their lives, so count your blessings if you only have them for a couple years!
Although scientists are a bit baffled as to the exact cause of menopause hot flashes and night sweats, the general theory is that they occur because of our shifting hormone levels - particularly the estrogen progesterone levels.
With this information, go forth and stop hot flashes!
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