How to Reduce Your Hot Flashes in 3 Easy Steps
At times do you suddenly feel warm, flushed, or overheated? Do you start to sweat during these episodes? If so, you are most likely experiencing hot flashes. Hot flashes are characterised by a sudden feeling of warmth, that is usually more intense over the face, neck, and chest, and can be accompanied by profuse sweating. While hot flashes can be caused by other medical conditions, they are one of the most recognised symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Many women find them uncomfortable, sometimes intolerable, and somewhat embarrassing, but the good news is there are few simple steps you can take to reduce or eliminate your hot flashes.
Take a Multivitamin
We aren’t talking about taking your basic over the counter multivitamin. Do your research and invest in a good quality multivitamin supplement. Most multivitamins on the store shelf don’t contain the levels of vitamins and minerals needed to enable your antioxidants to work synergistically for the benefit of your cells. That is why you most often would not see an improvement in symptoms with most typical multivitamins.
The vitamins available to our body work together to support cell and organ function. The amounts of necessary, essential vitamins in food and the standard diet are insufficient these days, as a result of the long term use of unsustainable farming practices — even in organic family farms. A multivitamin we recommend is CellSentials, which is a multi-vitamin, multi-mineral and antioxidant combination.
Take a Mineral Supplement
Along with your multivitamin, you should ensure you are taking a good mineral supplement with minerals that are bioavailable and easily absorbed by the body. Most supplement companies do not test their products for bioavailability, or the availability of the minerals in the body after they have been taken. Bioavailability is important because you are not going to absorb everything that you see on the supplement label.
There are lots of factors that contribute to what ingredients and what doses actually get utilized in their active form by your body -whether are not you take it with food, how the supplement is formulated, where the nutrients are sourced from, and what other ingredients are involved to help promote absorption. The products that I recommend DO test for bioavailability so you can rest assured that you are getting a clean, easily absorbable product. The CellSentials supplements discussed above can be taken daily to meet both your vitamin and mineral needs.
Add in Herbal Remedies
Using herbal remedies that support oestrogen balance, such as black cohosh and agnus castis, are one more way to help naturally balance your hormones and decrease your instances of hot flashes.
Work with a doctor who understands herbal supplements and can inform you of dosages and suggest products to use. Again, ensure that you are using products from a company that checks its quality and guarantees the quantity of herbs in their products.
A herbal supplement that I often recommend is PhytoEstrin. PhytoEstrin is a broad-spectrum, botanical formulation containing phytoestrogens from five different sources. PhytoEstrin also contains a unique combination of herbs: black cohosh, dong quai, licorice-root extract, and chasteberry powder. Together with isoflavones, these herbs help support cardiovascular health while providing support through menopausal symptoms.Using these three easy tips, you can reduce and possibly eliminate those irritating hot flashes. If a 6-month trial of these supplements, paired with the measures that I suggest in my free guide, does not ease your symptoms, consider an HRT or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) treatment tailored to your specific needs.
If you need help managing your perimenopause symptoms, contact Dr. Allie for a chat today!