What are hot flushes, transient phenomenon or symptom of the disease?
Hot flashes are feeling of the heat attacks and excessive sweating, and appear as a side symptom of menopause, when level of the female hormone estrogen decreasing, and when sexual function is slowly beginning to take off.
The occurrence of sudden heat attack in women is not a disease, nor to be like that. Hot flashes are just accompanying symptoms, which can sometimes last for about 6 months, while in certain groups of women know to last up to 6 years.
Whether it knows the exact cause of hot flashes?
No one knows the exact cause of hot flashes, although for the most part hormones are taking as the main cause. Other factors that can affect the hot flashes are stress, nervosa, bad habits (diet, smoking, caffeine, alcohol).
What are the symptoms?
Characteristic symptoms in most women in menopause are:
• Central heat
• Increased sweating
• The skin is too hot
• The heart starts beating rapidly
• Faces are really puffy
• Sweating at night
How to cope with hot flushes?
Specific advice to combat hot flashes does not exist, but it is still necessary to abide by some generalized rules of life.
Some of them are as follows:
• Be sure to enter enough water, freshly squeezed juice, herbal tea to permanently keep hydrated
• Avoid closed and too hot rooms
• Avoid or reduce your intake of coffee, alcohol, cigars
• Change your diet and incorporate more healthy foods - fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, yogurt, cereals and seeds
• Dress in layers, and always choose cotton materials that are wider model, not clinging to the body
• Daily exercise; long daily walks are sufficient
• Meditate, doing yoga, relaxation techniques
• In nutrition turn on supplements with vitamin E and omega fatty acids (they could be found in fish, seafood, seeds and nuts, plant oils)
• Hormone therapy - never take hormones on your own, but only in consultation with a physician.