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HOT FLASHES AND ITS REMEDIES

Post by on Saturday, September 11, 2021

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Hot Flashes are one of the Most Common Symptoms of Menopause.They are characterized by Sudden Body Heat,Flushing and Sweating.
Treatment options for Hot Flashes range from Medications and Herbal Supplements to Lifestyle Changes
1.HARMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY:
Traditionally, the most effective treatment for hot flashes has been Estrogen Supplementation.It is often referred to as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Estrogen may be taken alone or in combination with progesterone. 
2.SOYA ISOFLAVONES:
Soy contains large quantities of Phytoestrogens,chemicals that act like Estrogen in the body.This can help reduce Hot Flashes
3.BLACK COHOSH:
Black cohosh is among the most popular Herbs for treating hot flashes. 
4.TO REDUCE STRESS:
Hot flashes more frequent during times of stress. Stress reduction techniques may decrease the frequency of hot flashes. Consider taking some time for:                                             
a.Yoga
b.Meditation and visualization
5.COOL IT DOWN:
Even slight increases in your core body temperature can trigger hot flashes.Lower your room temperature by turning down the thermostat,turning on the air conditioner or open a window of your room
6.WATCH YOUR DIET:
Certain foods and drinks that naturally increase body temperature can worsen Hot Flashes like Spicy foods,High Fat and High Sugar Diets,and Alcohol. 
7.AVOID SMOKING:
  Smoking may trigger and even increase the severity of hot flashes.
8.ANTIDEPRESSANTS:
Low doses of antidepressants may improve symptoms in women with mild to moderate hot flashes like Venlafaxine etc.
Dr Khalid Ur Rehman 
MD physician, Medical Officer J&K Health Services 
 

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