Hot fashes (hot flushes) in Menopause

Sometime in 40’s, a woman begins the natural transition through menopause. Over the next three to five years, her ovarian production of oestrogen, progesterone, and androgen slows dramatically.
As levels of these hormones fluctuate, she may experience the irregular periods and mood swings.
She may also notice other signs of decreased hormone production, such as
1) Hot fashes
2) Sleep problems
3) Vaginal dryness
4) Recurrent vaginal or urinary tract infections, and
5) Some loss of bladder control.

While some women sail through menopause comfortably, others struggle to deal with its annoying or even debilitating symptoms.

This is due to differences in lifestyle, attitude, genetics, weight, and customs.

Fortunately, most of these symptoms will taper off eventually in majority of the cases as the body adjusts to new hormone levels. In the meantime, herbs, foods, supplements, or lifestyle changes can help ease the menopausal transition.
Let’s take a look on Hot Flashes which is most common symptom of Menopause

Why it happens?
Some still-unknown signal to the temperature-regulating portion of the brain sends blood rushing to the surface of the skin.

This fush of blood raises skin temperature as much as seven degrees, bringing a feeling of heat (especially to the upper body), sweating, increased heart rate, and sometimes chills.

Hot fashes that occur at night may cause intense “night sweats” that disrupt sleep.

How to manage?

1) Dress in layers to take clothes on and off as needed.
2) Wear clothes made of cotton and other breathable fbers.
3) Identify and avoid personal hot-fash triggers, such as stress, caffeine, alcohol rich drinks, and spicy foods.
4) A hot environment can cause more frequent and intense hot fashes. Keep yourself cool.

5) Practice deep, slow, and belly breathing.

6) Most Important, Consume foods rich in phytoestrogens like Soya bean, tomato, watermelon, berries, legumes, liquorice, and pomegranates are some of the rich source for antioxidants and phyto-oestrogens.

Ayurvedic remedies:

Take Ashokarishta along with Useeraasav, the ayurvedic herbal fermentations to get relief from hot fashes and other vasomotor symptoms.

Menopause is a natural process. Let it happen naturally. 😊❤️

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