Unfortunately, menopause and hot flashes go hand in hand. When experiencing perimenopause or menopause, hot flashes are likely the most recognizable symptom. Hot flashes will certainly cause some discomfort and may even last for years. If you’re experiencing this discomfort, try these tips to help reduce the severity:
Sage- Drinking organic sage tea each day is a simple way to soften your condition. Sage tea can typically be found at the grocery store or online.
Soy- Research has shown that soy can reduce the amount of hot flashes that occur. With that research, it is recommended that you consume foods rich in soy rather than taking a supplement. Examples include soy milk, tofu and whole soybeans.
Vitamin E and C- It’s been found that the antioxidants in Vitamin E play a large role in reducing the causes of hot flashes. Eating foods rich in Vitamin E is highly recommended. Some women have also found that bioflavanoids in Vitamin C can help reduce the frequency of hot flashes. Foods rich in Vitamin C have also been found to be beneficial.
Several other natural relief remedies include getting regular exercise, avoiding spicy food and avoiding synthetic clothing and bedding. It’s recommended not to exercise too close to bed to avoid night sweats and take plenty of time to cool down.
The best thing you can do to avoid the uncomfortable conditions of menopause and hot flashes is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Receiving bioidentical hormones will provide hot flash relief and leave you feeling relieved and energized. Many replacement therapies involve prescribed synthetic hormones, which can involve extreme risks. At Oz Preventive Medicine, we use an individualized approach of prescribing natural hormones to make sure you look and feel great.
Contact Oz Preventive Medicine today to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call (913) 766-2319 or (316) 247-4100.