Taming Hot flashes

Hot flashes aren’t fun and can hit you when you least want them to. Growing older means your health changes with menopause. Knowing how to calm hot flashes down to a manageable point will help your body to feel more relaxed and comfortable.

A hot flash is something that most women who go through menopause feel. It hits all of a sudden with a heat that causes sweating and the skin to feel warm. It’s uncomfortable and can happen at inappropriate moments.

Aging is a part of life and accepting your body is important for all women. Hot flashes are helped by knowing what can cause them. Tight clothing, stressful moments, alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods can be instigators of hot flashes. Be a friend to yourself and avoid anything you’ve noticed causes a hot flash.

Clothing

Wearing light, loose-fitting clothing can help your body to breath. Speaking of breathing, focus your mind on your breathing to ease any stressful thoughts in your mind. Take air in deep, feeling it in your belly before releasing it. Start doing it when you feel the hot flash coming on. Work it into a daily routine to see if it helps prevent hot flashes.

Keep Cool

Water is beneficial to life in general, and it can help to cool hot flashes down. Sweating is your body dehydrating, so rehydrating yourself can ease the severity of a hot flash. Drinking water can also help you to stop, refocus and settle down your thoughts when stressed.

Being in a cool room can help to keep your body temperature down. Use an air conditioner or a fan to bring cool air to your skin. When sleeping, keep your body temperature down by dressing lightly and using only a sheet or light blanket. Showers and baths should be kept at a warm to cool temperature.

Use something cool to calm your burning skin. Use an ice pack or wet a towel and put it on the back of your neck to bring a quick hit of cold to yourself. Go outside if the air is cool and let it surround you. Being inside for too long in somewhere without good ventilation can cause your body temperature to rise. If out, stay in the shade or wear clothing that is light and offers protection from the sun.

Eating Helps

Diet can make a difference to how the body regulates itself. Protein, healthy fats, high-fiber phytonutrients with a balanced, nutritious diet can aid the body in hormone regulation. Roasted soy nuts, oatmeal with flax seeds and soy milk, chamomile tea, broccoli in a salad or with garlic deep, eggs and omelets are good ideas for snacks.
 
If keeping cool with the methods mentioned above doesn’t help you, there are Hormone-regulating supplements available. These supplements are recommended by professional doctors and are common in the medicine cabinets of women. The aim is to nourish the hormonal glands. This stops hotflashes and hormone imbalances by promoting the production of natural hormones. Medications are available, but some of these come with risks and are recommended as a last resort.

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