19 Jan 3 Things You Can Do for Hot Flashes
Hot flashes are the most common reason women seek treatment for menopausal symptoms. Technically called “vasomotor symptoms of menopause” these ‘power surges’ can become a debilitating and embarrassing daily or hourly event in your life. They can affect your sleep (night sweats), productivity, self-esteem, mood and many other parts of your life.
Our hormone team has three recommendations for those dealing with hot flashes.
- Eliminate Triggers – even though hormone changes are primarily responsible for hot flashes there are usually things you are doing that are making them worse. Some of these might include: spicy food, sugar, caffeine, dressing warmly, alcohol and others. Identifying and avoiding these triggers can go a long way in making you feel better.
- Lose Weight – While there are no studies that link hot flash frequency or severity to absolute weight, losing weight can help reduce hot flashes. This is most likely due to a reduction in insulin. Hot flashes and night sweats have been linked to high glucose levels and other indicators of insulin resistance. (If you’re looking to lose weight, check out our Ideal Protein weight loss protocol.)
- Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (cBHT) – Menopausal hormonal changes and hormone imbalances are the primary cause of hot flashes. Naturally correcting these imbalances is one of the best ways to reduce or eliminate these bothersome symptoms. Bioidentical hormones are exact copies of the hormones your body produces…NOT synthetic substitutes, and are customized for your individual needs.
If you have hot flashes or other hormone-related symptoms, learn more about Compounded Bioidentical Hormones and schedule a FREE, NO OBLIGATION discovery call where we will discuss your symptoms and how our hormone program could help you feel like yourself again.