HOW TO DEAL WITH HOT FLUSHES

Do you suffer from hot flashes? Your diet is the first best solution to minimize them and lifestyle changes. Know what to eat, drink and what to do and avoid. Hot flash/flush is an intense feeling of heat that happen before menopause and can continue during menopause for months or years. Hot flashes can typically happen at any time of the night or day and can also manifest as night sweats. They can be accompanied by symptoms like an increased heartbeat, excessive sweating, agitation or anxiety. No two women are alike so there is no time limit as to how long they can last, it may be between 30 seconds to 10minutes but that can be seconds of hell.

There’s nothing you can do to avoid hot flashes around menopause. But you can stay away from triggers that may make them more frequent or more severe. Consider the following practical solutions

HOW TO DEAL WITH HOT FLUSHES

What to avoid?
Food – hot and spicy food
Gaining weight – excess weight can worsen hot flashes
Drinks – caffeinated drinks and alcohol can all be triggers
Smoking – use of tobacco is linked to an increase in hot flashes
Clothes – wear loose clothes
Stress- avoid stress as possible as you can, consider yoga
Confined spaces – this can be hot & humid

What to do?
Breathe – whenever you feel it coming, stay come & breathe because anxiety will worsen it
Herbal/Green Teas – a sip of chamomile, sage tea etc. daily can naturally reduce the severity of hot flashes
Cold drinks – sip something cold to lower body temperature when you feel a hot flash coming
Environment – keep your home or office/workplace cool
Clothes – wear layers of clothes that you can easily take off immediately
Sleep – sleep in light blankets, use sheets & light sleeping pyjamas (preferably cotton)
Exercise – regular exercise can help beat them
Some swear by natural remedies or treatments like acupuncture, the use of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, take a supplement like a vitamin E, primrose oil can lessen the effect or hot flushes.

Keep the record of what you are wearing, eating or doing when they come so you may know how to work around them. Alternatively, ask your health practitioner about medication or therapy. Some lucky women never experience them while others are not a serious problem and I hope this helps to relive those who are having bad days because of them, “Hell on earth”.

**KEEP CALM BECAUSE YOU BEAT PERIOD PAINS, LABOUR PAINS, AND MOOD SWINGS SO YOU CAN HANDLE THESE SHIT**

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