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Women often call it experiencing a “private summer” but hot flashes are no joke. They’re uncomfortable, unpredictable (or predictably inconvenient!) and embarrassing at the best of times. What causes them, exactly, and how can you get menopause relief to prevent them from affecting every aspect of your life? After conducting extensive research, I have some recommendations for getting rid of hot flashes. But first..
The most common reason for hot flashes is menopause, but in fact they can be triggered by several things. Many of these can be experienced by women or men, so they aren’t exclusively a female condition.
Flashes typically begin with a feeling of intense heat that affects the face and upper body. Heart rate increases, skin feels warm to the touch and turns red, and the flash often results in sweating. The flash peaks within a couple of minutes, after which your temperature drops back to normal, heart rate slows and you begin to cool down.
Since menopause remains the primary cause of hot flashes, let’s take a look at why changes to your reproductive health can result in them. While scientists don’t yet know the exact reason hot flashes occur, it’s believed that hormonal changes result in decreased estrogen. This affects the hypothalamus, which is the body’s thermostat. It becomes more sensitive to minor changes in body temperature, causing the release of hormones to lower the temperature. The hormonal release pushes up your heart rate and causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow which redistributes the heat and makes you flash. As the body’s natural response to overheating, sweating is aimed at helping you to cool down.
All this explains why hormone replacement therapy is the menopause relief treatment of choice for so many medical professionals. By replacing the decreased estrogen, women can regulate the response of the hypothalamus and prevent the emergency “leap into action” the body takes when it assumes—often mistakenly—that it’s overheating. It’s not the only way, however.
Natural products containing omega-3 fatty acids are a good place to start, because the gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) found in these plants helps the body produce prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Used in natural supplements for PMS, products made from sources such as black currant and evening primrose oil are known to reduce inflammation, while promoting the stability of your internal temperature gauge.
All these can help to give you some menopause relief, but most women need additional help. Dr. Garber’s Natural Solutions Fem Cycle, for instance, is available for just $29.99 a bottle. With a proprietary blend of Black Currant buds, common Juniper shoots, young raspberry shoots and other ingredients, a couple drops each day mixed in water will start making a difference within a month or two.
For more information about our natural solutions or to purchase your first bottle of Fem Cycle, please call 1-877-374-2723.