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.
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Certain types of foods suggested
Step 1There 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 2Eating 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 3Consider 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 4Exercising 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.