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How to Control Hot Flashes in Menopause

By Edited Aug 31, 2015 2 3

Hot flashes can be a very frustrating symptom during menopause. The reason for hot flashes is due to hormones trying to balance in your body. There are ways you can alter the symptoms of hot flashes in menopause.

Things You Will Need

herbs suggested
Certain types of foods suggested

Step 1

There are herbs that can actually regulate your hormone imbalances and help you avoid or reduce hot flashes in menopause. Try one or a combination of these herbs to help alleviate the hot flashes.

Black Cohash roots - Black Cohash is a popular herb for hot flashes and even depression in menopause. You can buy this in tea or in capsule form and use as directed.

Dong Quai roots -Dong Quai is use for menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. If you buy this in tea form, you should drink it at least a couple times per day to help alleviate symptoms.


Vitex - Vitex has been used for centuries. It is a bush that produces a fruit that is used for herbal remedies. This can be used for menopausal purposes such as hot flashes or night sweats. You can buy this herb at most health stores.


Evening Primrose oil- Evening Primrose is more effective as a remedy for hot flashes when used with Vitex or Black Cohash. You can buy this in capsule form and use as directed on the label.


Step 2

Eating a balanced diet which is high in fiber and low in fat is very important. You should also eat the types of food which have Omega 3 Fatty Acids such as fish. Try adding ground flaxseed to your cereal. Flaxseed can help balance hormone levels in your body which in turn may stop hot flashes from happening or at least reduce them to a lower level.

Step 3

Consider eating foods with Phytoestrogen, instead of Hormone replacement therapy (HRI) to control hot flashes in menopause. Herbs, like red clover, can be taken in tea or tablet form, which contain phytoestrogen. There are lots of foods that have phytoestrogens in them as well. Some of those foods are Tofu, Soy and beans, like kidney and black beans.

Step 4

Exercising several times a week can be a huge benefit to control hot flashes in menopause. It has been discovered that some women who exercise regularly do not even have hot flashes. This is a good reason to start exercising if you aren't already.

Try to find which methods or combination of methods will work for you. It's important that the diet and exercise be used regardless of whatever other methods you decide to try.


Tips & Warnings

If you are on other medications for any other medical problems, check with your doctor to make sure you are able to combine the herbs I have suggested with any other prescription drugs you are currently taking.
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Comments

Sep 16, 2009 7:30am
Jack_Luca
Great natural alternatives for hot flashes
Sep 16, 2009 3:22pm
goodselfme
Wonderful and natural remedies for hot flashes.TX
Sep 16, 2009 3:29pm
Sonni57
Great info on hot flashes thank goodness I am past this stage.
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