How to Stop Menopause Hot Flashes

Updated at: Feb 10, 2012
How to Stop Menopause Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes or Hot Flushes are associated with menopausal women. Here are the ways that helps in countering the unsettling condition.

Himanshu Sharma
Women's HealthWritten by: Himanshu SharmaPublished at: Feb 10, 2012

Hot flashes, also known as Hot Flushes, affect women after and before menopause. There is no definite cause of the condition, but researchers agree that hot flashes occur because of decrease in the level of estrogen. Owing the dropped level of female hormone, body temperature gets deregulated. Usually considered a female condition, hot flashes can also occur in men due to dramatic drop in testosterone level. The condition is common in men with prostate cancer, who undergo surgery to remove testes or men on medication for decreasing testosterone level.

There are certain considerations for stopping Menopause Hot Flashes. To relieve hot flashes, there are several methods, low-dosage of estrogen being one of these. Moreover, there are various alternative medications and remedies to reduce the effect of menopause Hot Flashes. To counter this health condition that arises suddenly, you need to have an understanding to nullify its effect immediately.


Simple Tips to Stop Menopause Hot Flashes

Aspects like clothes you wear, how you breathe, hydration and temperature contribute to counter the health condition of Hot Flashes.

1. Estrogen: The most effective medication against hot flashes should only be tried if you are prescribed. Dosage of estrogen is prescribed when hot flashes become severe.
2. Other Medications: Occurrence of menopause hot flashes could be high blood pressure or depression. In such cases, blood pressure medications and anti-depressants are prescribed that reduce the effect of menopause hot flashes.
3. Clothing: Hot flashes can make it worse if you have put on several layers of clothes. Therefore, air circulation is quite essential to maintain cool atmosphere in order to reduce the effect of hot flashes.
4. Breathing: Breathing, especially deep breathing makes it milder. Practice on breathing techniques such as yoga breathing or pilates breathing to prepare for the inevitable situation. When facing a condition, breathe as deeply as you can for regulating body temperature.
5. Room Temperature Regulation: Conditions should be airy, keep windows open for the required ventilation. Alternatively, you can use an exhaust, fan or air conditioner for creating an ideal room temperature. Maintaining indoor temperature helps in keeping body temperature low.
6. Hydration: Remain hydrated in case you are susceptible to hot flashes. Drinking water keeps double-check on body temperature.
7. Keep Away from Hot Outdoor: Don’t expose yourself to heat/warm conditions that can raise your body temperature.
8. Spicy/Hot Food and Alcohol: In menopausal condition of hot flashes, it is recommended to go slow on spicy and hot foods. Moreover, alcoholic drinks are also flash makers, which should be avoided in the condition.

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