The 4th of July has come and gone, which means one thing. The summer heat is officially here. With the temps as high as they have been in the south lately, dealing with hot flashes and night sweats is downright miserable. You don’t have to let menopause ruin your summer.
Here are a few tips to help you cool those hot flashes and night sweats:
1. Avoid sugar, which can trigger hot flashes for many women. Sugary desserts in the evening can set off hot flashes and night sweats during the night due to a drop in blood sugar.
2. Avoid triggers such as alcohol (especially red wine), chocolate, and aged cheese.
3. Turn down the A/C. Keep your bedroom as cool as possible.
4. Use fans at night to help keep the air flowing.
5. Avoid spicy foods because they make you warm inside.
6. Take a cold shower before bed.
7. Avoid using a Tempur-Pedic mattress as it tends to be hot.
8. Don’t smoke cigarettes. Tobacco is linked to an increase in hot flashes.
9. Work on losing that extra weight, since excess weight and obesity are risks factors for hot flashes.
10. Drink lots of water. It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. This helps keep your body’s cooling system working well.
11. Get yourself a cooling pillow to help keep you cool while you sleep.
12. Balance your hormones. Be sure not to overlook the important significance of correcting progesterone and estrogen loss. Replenishing and balancing these hormones with bioidentical hormones is crucial to stopping hot flashes.
Are hot flashes and other menopause symptoms controlling your life? We can help. Let us guide you safely through menopause and help you to feel your best. Call a wellness consultant today at 281-698-8698.
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