If you are currently going through menopause, you might find yourself dealing with hot flashes on a regular basis. If this is the case, then you could be miserable and be wondering if there is anything that you can do to get some relief. Luckily, there are various ways that you can deal with hot flashes during menopause. If you try these tips, you might find that they will help you get some relief.
Be Careful About What You Eat
For one thing, now is a good time for you to be careful about what you eat. For example, many people who aren't going through menopause can find their internal temperatures rising after eating food that is particularly spicy. If you are going through menopause and eat the same spicy foods, however, you might find that they will trigger a miserable hot flash. Therefore, you may want to avoid spicy foods or at least eat them in moderation. You may also find that you are better off avoiding caffeine, which can cause your heart rate to rise and can cause you to begin to feel hot as well, which can trigger a hot flash. If you make small changes to your diet a little at a time, you can get a better idea of what causes negative effects for you and which ones don't.
Dress to Stay Cool
Another thing that you can do to try to stay cool when going through menopause is to change the way that you dress. Dressing in light layers is a good idea for many people. For example, on a cold winter day, you may want to wear a sweater and coat when you are out in the freezing temperatures. However, wearing a light T-shirt underneath your sweater can be a good idea; then, if you start experiencing hot flashes, you can remove your sweater and still feel modest.
Talk to Your Doctor
Occasional hot flashes are pretty normal during menopause. However, if you find that you are having them so often that you feel that they are negatively affecting your life or if they seem very severe, then you should definitely mention this to your doctor. Your doctor can then help ensure that there is nothing wrong and may be able to help you out with some form of medication or postmenopausal injection treatments that can help you get relief from your hot flashes and some of your other menopausal symptoms.Share
26 February 2018
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