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10 Tips for Beating Hot Flashes
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If you suffer from mild hot flashes that do not disrupt your activity, the task of getting through the inconvenience of a few pesky hot flashes isn't that important. But, if your hot flashes interrupt your day and night, are frequent and last a long time, here are some great tips to help you manage these power surges - hot flashes.
1. Layer up. When you’re out and about, dressing in layers can allow you to easily shed a few degrees when you feel a hot flash coming on. Just make sure you keep track of how many layers you're wearing so you don't accidentally overshed!
2. Sleep on it. For night sweats, changing your pillow for a Chillow and swapping your flannel pajamas for light cotton can work wonders!
3. Feel the breeze. Don’t underestimate the power of a fan! And if you can’t be sure there will be one where you’re going, equip yourself with a handheld, battery-operated one. Some even have a spray feature built in!
4. BYOW. Carrying cold water with you or keeping it by your bedside at night makes for quick relief when a hot flash hits. You can drink it down or pour it on, depending on where you are and how desperate you are!
5. Use your head. Your head and neck are sweet spots when it comes to cooling down. Frozen neck wraps, Hot Girls Pearls™, or simply a cool, damp towel can help you cool down quickly!
6. Mind your triggers. Spicy foods, hot foods, meat, and others can trigger hot flashes. Keep track of what seems to trigger yours and do your best to steer clear of them.
7. Chill out. Stress is another trigger for hot flashes. Try learning some relaxation techniques and planning time outs during your day to cool down.
8. Ditch the cigs. Among the other problems it causes, tobacco is also a trigger for hot flashes. Reduce your hot flashes and improve your overall health by finding a way to stop smoking and sticking to it!
9. Ask the doc. If all these remedies still leave you sweating, don’t hesitate to ask your doctor. There are medicinal options—both HRT and non-HRT—that can help you with hot flashes and other menopause symptoms.
10. Join the HysterSisters. At HysterSisters.com, there is is a huge network of women who have had their own share of hot flashes. Together, you can find solutions and share laughs over the acts of desperation you've resorted to in the heat of a hot flash.
02-13-2014 - 12:59 PM
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