Menopause Hot Flash

hot flushIt can strike anytime, anywhere! One minute you`re happily going about your business and the next, a clamminess appears – usually around the chest area – which quickly spreads up over the neck and face, leaving you hot, bothered and usually the color of a ripe tomato.  It`s the curse of the menopause hot flash and sweats, the most common symptoms of menopause.  Possibly you will then perspire profusely and this may be followed by a bout of shivering, as the body readjusts its temperature.

Earliest Indicators Of `The Change`

Hot flashes often begin several years before any other signs of menopause, with three out of every four women experiencing them. The older you become, the less you will experience hot flashes. Most women – around 80% – have them for under two years, with only a small percentage still having them after five years. They can be quite severe as described above or no more than a light flush of the cheeks.

What Causes Them?

Menopause hot flashes and  sweats are triggered by decreasing estrogen levels and an increased amount of other hormones that affect the brains thermostat that triggers blood vessels to expand rapidly. This causes an increase in skin temperature which results in sweating and a noticeable reddening of the chest and neck area.

Any Treatments Available?

Treatment is not usually necessary as hot flashes are a by product of the natural menopausal process and will ease with time. However, if you are finding them particularly uncomfortable, there are some options you may wish to consider.

Although not suitable for everyone, hormone therapy relieves the discomfort of  the  hot flash in many cases.

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The hot flash is the most common symptom of menopause and affects around 70% of women – night and day

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Possible Triggers

Caffeine, alcohol, hot drinks, spicy foods, and stressful events have been highlighted as triggers for hot flashes. Although avoiding these triggers will not necessarily prevent all episodes, it is certainly worth experimenting to find out which, if any, work for you.

Holistic treatments such as bioidentical hormones, progesterone cream, phytoestrogen herbal supplements and natural food sources have shown good results for some women. Prior to just buying the first product you encounter, it would be wise to do a little research on which ingredients or products contain ingredients that actually work at relieving hot flashes.

Time To Watch Your Health

Smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity can increase your risk or cause you to have a greater number of hot flashes. By stopping smoking, getting to a healthy weight and including an exercise routine into your life, you should see a lessening of the severity and occurrence of your hot flashes.

menopause hot flushIf you are looking for a product that relieves menopause hot flashes, you have many choices and a confusing array of choices. Menopausal symptom relief products are found in pharmacies, health stores and on the internet. You’ll often find yourself confused and unsure of which product to buy from the hundreds of different options available. It can work out time consuming and expensive if. Ask your friends and find out what they have tried and recommend. Look through magazine articles as they often contain real life stories that you can glean information from. Build up a list of possibilities and when you are through with your research, visit the suppliers and find out what they have to say about their products.

If one method fails to yield results, try another.  After all, who wants to look like an over ripe tomato when life is offering so many new opportunities?

 

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  6. Mines worse when I REALLY need to stay cool, calm and collected

  7. Hello everyone. If you see a woman with a bright red face, a large floppy hat and a hand fan any day now – it`s me

  8. the more stressed and anxious I become, the worse my sweat. It`s hard to stay calm though when I look like a Beet

  9. I quit smoking and my flashes weren`t as intense

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  11. I carry a bottle of iced water, a hand fan and a large supply of wet wipes. Doesn`t stop the flashes, but gives me a bit of confidence that I can remain fairly cool

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