Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Hot flushes natural cure

HOT FLUSHES

Characteristics of hot flushes

HOT FLUSHES or flashes are the "heat attacks" experienced by women who are approaching the arrival of menopause (perimenopause).

Symptoms of hot flushes

The main symptoms of hot flushes are:

Sensation of heat in the face and neck. Heat in chest. Body heat. Heat rising from the breasts into the face. Night sweats, inability to sleep, etc.

Causes of hot flushes

Hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes that occur before the onset of menopause. The main reason is caused by the decrease in estrogen and progesterone, resulting in poor regulation of body temperature leading to an increase in blood supply in the face, chest and neck, with the consequent feeling of heat and sweat accompanying this period.

This process originates in most women between 44 and 55 years, but it can start before reaching 40. Usually it takes about 10 or 16 months, but sometimes it can last much longer.

Certain medications are sometimes responsible for hot flashes.

TIPS TO DIMINISH HOT FLASHES

Hot flashes are very disturbing episodes in the life of a woman, especially at night, when the hot flashes and night sweats, make sleep almost impossible. For an affected woman to learn how to remedy hot flashes is very important if she wants to continue a normal life.

Among the top tips that should be taken into account, we can point out the following:

- Avoid heat and the fast changes of temperature: When it is too hot, it is important to find a cool place. Air conditioning is imposed as the ideal solution.

Other times, sudden temperature changes are responsible for hot flashes, whether moving from a cool to a warm environment and, less often, when going from a hot place to very cool one. The ideal thing would be to keep a room at about 22 or 23 ยบ C.

If you have to change from a very hot place to a very cold one or vice versa, it is best to stay for a few minutes in a medium temperature, for example, cool yourself a bit before going out if the room is heated. Before entering into a fully air-conditioned place, stay in one place with a mild temperature.

- Drink cold water: Women should maintain good hydration because the evaporation of sweat cools their body. Drinking water in abundance is important. In times of severe hot flashes, very cold water drunk in small sips can be a good way to cool yourself.

- Use proper clothes: Your clothes must be fresh, with natural fibers, like cotton, that lets the heat pass. You should choose your clothes according to the ambient temperature.

- Use breathing techniques and natural relaxation: It has been verified that the adoption of breathing exercises or other techniques of relaxation, such as yoga, helps to maintain the control of the metabolism. This can reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. Women who suffer intensely from flushing should be involved in some of these therapies.

The natural treatment of hot flashes is based in the use of a range of natural resources that can reduce these extreme " heat attacks" during menopause.

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