Remedies For Hot Flashes
Entering menopause is a difficult phase of women life. There are lots of physical and emotional changes due to hormonal imbalance. A hot flash is one of the common ones. The symptoms of hot flash include mood swings and sweats. In this article, we have compiled each piece of information you will find valuable in overcoming menopause symptoms.
What are hot flashes
Hot flash is the feeling of intense heat that is not at all due to an external source. It is a common symptom of menopause and is characterized by sweating and wave of hot heat.
What are the Symptoms of Hot Flashes
Signs and symptoms of hot flashes include flushing of the skin, a sudden feeling of feverish heat lasting for 30 seconds, night sweat, palpitation, anxiety and chills. A hot flash is not a pleasant experience, and you will want to get rid of it as soon as possible. Below is the list of natural remedies for hot flashes that may help you.
Home Remedies For Hot Flash
Soy has been found very useful in stopping the symptoms of menopause. Cook soy food at your home regularly. You may also have soy milk. Foods that are rich in soy are tempeh, tofu, whole soybean, miso and soy powder.
Studies have shown that Black Cohosh is as beneficial as real estrogen in relieving the symptoms of menopause and getting rid of hot flashes. Also, it relieves night sweats. The rhizomes and roots of black cohosh relieves anxiety and inflammation and also aids sleeping. Boil a cup of water and drop black cohosh in it Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink the tea. You may also take 20-40 milligram tablet of standardized extract two times in a day. However, more than 900 milligrams of black cohosh in a day is considered an overdose.
Passionflower contains bioactive compounds that reduce the duration, and the severity of hot flashes and also relaxes you.
To a cup of steaming water add a teaspoon of passion flower. Steep it for 10 minutes. Strain and add honey to taste. Drink this tea three times in a day.
Evening Primrose Oil-
Evening primrose oil is known to support the all over functions of the hormone. It balanced hormone and helps you get rid of hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause. Consume 500 mg evening primrose oil supplement 2-3 times in a day.
Peppermint is rich in menthol and is known for its soothing and calming properties. It reduces anxiety and stress and relaxes the body. Also, it helps in reducing the severity of hot flashes. To a diffuser add a few drops of peppermint oil and inhale. While sleeping keep the diffuser next to your bed. Alternatively, you may also put 2-3 drops of peppermint oil on a tissue and inhale it. Do this daily.
It is said to avoid caffeine as it worsens the symtoms of hot flashes. But green tea is a boon. It is antioxidant and combats stress and fatigue. Steep a teaspoon of green tea in a cup of boiling water. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink the tea three times in a day.
Aloe vera is rich in phytonutrients that mimic estrogens. In menopausal females, the leading cause of hot flashes is decreased level of estrogen. Thus, drinking aloe vera juice helps you to get rid of menopausal symptoms. Drink half cup of aloe vera juice daily. Better prepare aloe vera juice at home with fresh aloe vera leaves. Dealing with hot flashes is tough. But little changes in your lifestyle may help you. Pay attention to your diet. Eat lots of fruits veggies. Try yoga and meditation. Quit smoking, avoid spicy foods, limit the intake of alcohol intake. Avoid wearing tight clothing and drink lots of water.
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta: Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.