Hot Flashes During Menopause - FemHealth.net
Hot Flashes During Menopause - FemHealth.net
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Hot Flashes
 
Hot Flashes During Menopause - FemHealth.net

Hot Flashes

What are Hot Flashes?

Hot flashes are a sensation of intense heat in the upper part of the body, accompanied by sudden rapid heartbeat, a rising flushing of the chest, neck and face and are often followed by heavy sweating.
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Intensity and frequency of hot flashes varies greatly from woman to woman, but it is believed, that as faster a woman goes through the transition from regular menstrual periods to no periods, the more significant her hot flashes will be. In fact, 3 out of 4 women passing through menopause experience hot flashes.

What causes Hot Flashes?

The exact causes for hot flashes during menopause are still in debate, but it is generally accepted that the main reason for this is that the hypothalamus (the heat regulatory area of the brain) starts overproducing heat. The declining level of estrogen hormones, associated with menopause, are responsible for the malfunction of the hypothalamus (heat regulatory area), which detects an increased body temperature and releases chemicals that cause the skin blood vessels to dilate so the heat can be released; therefore, starting the hot flashes. Click here to read more about the causes of hot flashes.

Which are the best ways to cope with Hot Flashes?

Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating Hot Flashes:
(1)lifestyle changes, (2)alternative approaches and (3)drugs and surgery. The safest way is to start with the least risky approach and go on to the next level only if it is necessary. Click on treatments for hot flashes and don't miss these three excellent approaches.
 
 
Eating a healthy diet may help to make managing menopausal symptoms more manageable, but won’t make them go away. However, new findings suggest that eating flaxseeds every day…Simple diet tip for reducing hot flashes
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