Menopause is a natural biological process that every woman goes through and marks the end of menstrual cycles.
Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms of menopause and can cause annoyance, especially when the hot flushes are severe and frequent. Night sweats are periods of heavy sweating associated with hot flushes that start at night.
Did you know?
Hot flushes start when blood vessels near the skin’s surface get larger to help you lose heat and cool off. This then lowers the body temperature.
Hot flushes result from hormonal changes in the body and are likely to be from a rapid decrease in oestrogen.
Hot flushes come on suddenly and how long they last vary. Some hot flushes last a few seconds but sometimes they can go on for around 10 minutes.
The frequency of hot flushes also varies - from a few hot flushes per week to a few hot flushes a day.
The frequency and the length of the hot flush can depend on where you are in perimenopause or menopause. As you move towards true menopause the frequency and intensity of hot flushes increases.
Along with hot flushes, there may be palpitations and anxiety.
How to manage hot flushes during menopause naturally?
A lot of women do not want to take HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) or are unable to take HRT for medical reasons. There are ways that you can control your hot flushes naturally.
For mild symptoms, hot flushes can be kept under control by:
Use of fans
Lowering of room temperature
Avoidance of triggers such as alcohol and spices
Increasing the number of foods rich in Vitamins B and E you eat
Increasing the amount of Magnesium. This can either be through Epsom Salts baths or from Magnesium lotion or spray.
Even if the hot flushes are more severe, there are things that you can do to deal with the symptoms naturally :
Meditation - a study published in American Menopause Journal found that meditation helped ease hot flushes
Yoga can help with the effects of menopause including hot flushes
Take homeopathic remedies for menopausal symptoms. Studies show that homeopathy is a good natural and effective treatment for hot flushes in menopause.
Is homeopathy for you?
Homeopathy is used all over the world for so many health issues, including hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms. Feel free to contact me if you think I may be able to help support you during menopause.
If you would like to speak to me about how homeopathy may help with menopause I offer a free 30 minute discovery call. During this call, we talk about you, your symptoms, and how they are affecting you. I will ask you some questions to see if homeopathy may be beneficial to you.
I am always happy to hear from you.