Natural Remedies for Hot Flashes

September 4, 2015

It’s no secret that hot flashes aren’t fun. However, you may not be aware there are numerous natural remedies that can reduce symptoms. The following links from around the web detail easy ways to beat the heat and get relief from hot flashes.

Evening primrose blooms at night with bright yellow flowers. The plant’s oil reduces the severity of hot flashes. Many women find it also resolves mood changes, fluid retention, and breast tenderness.

Studies show that black cohosh significantly decreases sweating. It’s also effective for relieving headaches, vertigo, anxiety, and depression. Even better, estrogenic compounds in the herb provide protection against cancer of the breast, ovaries, and endometrium.

Danish researchers have found that women taking daily red clover extract enjoy decreased frequency of hot flashes and hormonal fluctuations. It also slows the rate of bone loss.

Lifestyle changes can minimize symptoms. Try these tips for turning down the heat.

Outsmart night sweats with sage. The herb has a relaxing effect, making slumber sweeter, drier, and deeper. Sage will also make you one smart cookie. Antioxidant components sharpen brain function. Sage boosts memory, mood, and attention span. Infuse meals with savory flavor by adding sage to tomato sauce, egg dishes, pizza, and salad. Find sample recipes here.

Stock your fridge and pantry with symptom-relieving foods.

Also know what triggers to avoid.

Nip a hot flash in the bud with these strategies.

Understanding the spectrum of menopausal symptoms alleviates anxiety.

Rest assured that your hot flashes can be tamed. With the support and treatments provided by OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we can help you lessen or resolve your hot flashes so you can enjoy your life. Give us a call today or schedule your next appointment online.