October 1, 2012

Menopausal Hot FlashesHot flashes, or sudden sensations of heat, accompanied with sweating, skin redness, and other signs, are the most common symptoms of┬áperimenopause (the menopausal transition) and actual menopause. It is estimated that every two of three women who entered the┬áperimenopause period experience hot flashes. The causes of menopausal hot flashes remain unknown, but experts believe that this health condition may have something to do with sudden changes in blood circulation. Namely, hot flashes can occur in those moments when blood vessels located under face skin dilate to cool causing redness and feeling of hot. Duration and severity of menopausal hot flashes differ according to personal factors: some women experience only short-term flashes when they enter menopause, but some women tend to experience these symptoms till the end of their life. Hot flashes treatment include using hormone replacement therapy, taking plenty of natural sources of vitamin B and vitamin E, taking some prescription pills like antidepressants or blood pressure medications, as well as avoiding triggering factors like smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine consumption, stresses, spicy foods, and so on. Read the rest of this entry »