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Menopause and hot flashes: what are they?

menopause and hot flashes
Find out how to help with the symptoms of hot flashes


They’re one of the most common complaints that women going through perimenopause and menopause cite – hot flashes.

However, despite how common they are, many of us still don’t really understand what causes them and what we can do about them.

In a nutshell, you’ll likely feel your body temperature rise during a hot flash.

Hot flashes affect the top half of your body, and your skin may even turn red or become blotchy. This rush of heat could lead to sweating, heart palpitations, and feelings of dizziness. After the hot flash, you may feel cold.

Hot flashes may come on daily or even multiple times a day. You may experience them over the course of a year or even several years.

How to manage hot flashes 

Thankfully, there are straightforward ways to manage hot flashes – and these simple tweaks and changes can make a big difference.

The best you can do is avoid the triggers that bring on hot flashes in the first place. These can include: 

  •   Alcohol
  •   Caffeine
  •   Spicy food
  •   Stress
  •   Hot, stuffy environments
  •   Certain fabrics

Being overweight and smoking may also worsen hot flashes – so it’s essential to look at your overall health too. Eat a varied, healthy diet, get enough exercise, and kick any bad habits for good.

Take a good quality nutritional supplement that is specifically designed for perimenopause and menopause such as Key Peri & Menopause. It includes natural ingredients to help alleviate hot flashes including Sage, Red clover, Soy Isoflavones, Shatavari, Folate, Maca, Folate, Magnesium and much more. 

Some simple techniques may also help reduce symptoms:

  •   Dress in layers in more natural fabrics to help with hot flashes
  •   Use a fan in your home or office space
  •   Do breathing exercises during a hot flash to try to minimise it

Medications such as HRT/ hormone therapy, or even other prescriptions or herbal remedies may help you reduce hot flashes. Make sure to chat with your doctor if you’re having difficulty managing hot flashes on your own because you do have options.

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