How do I get rid of hot flashes during menopause?
For most women hot flashes/flushes are something that can be managed or minimised but usually not entirely got rid of. To some extent, what works best for you depends on how severe your symptoms are.
- Arguably the most effective solution is hormone therapy, but not everyone chooses that option.
- Other treatments include changes to your diet and lifestyle.
- There are some over the counter therapies, but it’s always a good idea to speak to your doctor first.
- Drinking cool water and keeping a bottle with you at all times will also help
- Some find that relaxation techniques help.
What are hot flash symptoms?
Hot flashes/flushes, are one of the most common menopausal symptoms, and they can be very hard to manage. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not just about feeling hot. They can be quite disconcerting, including:
- Suddenly feeling heat spread through your chest, neck, and face
- Red, blotchy skin
- A rapid heartbeat
- Feeling hot followed by feeling cold
- Feeling anxious