Menopause is a stage of life that every woman has to face and there is no escaping.
The average age of this is 50.But sometimes women can have premature menopause before getting 40. Its symptoms can be seen between mid 40s to mid 50s. Mood of women swings from high to low in such a stage.
Many women have very light symptoms that even they do not notice. But nearly eighty percent women have many symptoms of menopause. One of the main symptoms of menopause or perimenopause is hot flashes.
Hot flash is also known as hot flush. Most of the women experience it. In this case, she feels sweaty or hot sensation around her face, neck, and chest area.
The basic reason behind these hot flushes is not known but it can occur due to the change of the circulation. Some women experience increased heart rate. She may perspire to make her body cool down. When hot flashes occur at night, it disturbs the night sleep of women and this condition can lead to severe insomnia.
During the hot flash, face and neck becomes red. Hot flash becomes less severe as the time passes. You can not avoid this condition but you can do few things to prevent it. Few things that can trigger your hot flush are stress, alcohol, anxiety, tight clothes, heat, spicy food, and smoking. There are other few things that you can do to help yourself, like:
- Try to keep your sleeping room cool at night
- Use cotton bed sheets so that they can absorb your sweat easily
- Wear cotton or natural fibers at night
- Wear loose clothes
- You can practice deep breathing twice a day for fifteen times
Do something that you like, such as walking, dancing, swimming, and cycling. Daily exercise helps in menopause. Some alternative therapies like botanical and herbal therapies can help. But more research is needed to determine its risks and benefits. You can take soy products.
You can also try black cohosh, which might have side effects like gastrointestinal disease. Evening primrose is often used to treat problem of hot flushes. Women who use blood thinners should not take this. Go for flaxseed. Talk to your doctor before taking any medication as he/she can advise you the best.