Hot flashes: how to get rid of them
The hot flashes of menopause are due to the gradual loss of estrogen during this period. Hot flashes are a sudden sensation of warmth rising from neck and face cleavage. They last from a few seconds to a few minutes and can occur at any time of the day. When they occur at night, they are often called "night sweats".
• SENSATION OF HEAT IN THE NECK AND FACE
• NIGHT SWEATERS
Some foods may increase the incidence of hot flashes during menopause. Of course, there are strong spices, but also alcohol, sugar and saturated fats. On the other hand, the integration of phytoestrogen-rich foods (isoflavones) such as soybeans, flax and legumes will provide the woman's body with what it needs to balance the hormonal system. In fact, Asian women are said to experience fewer menopausal side effects than Western women. This is due, among other things, to their way of life, but also to their diet rich in soy (it is naturally rich in isoflavones). In addition, eating smaller meals is also beneficial. Just add healthy snacks between them.
It is important for the menopausal woman to remain physically active. Not only will overall health benefit, but, according to some sources, physical activity would help reduce hot flashes. In addition, exercise will reduce the incidence of bone loss, which is more common after menopause.
At least 1.5 to 2 liters of water should be drunk daily for menopausal women. Not only will good hydration help the body prevent dehydration of the tissues (which is much more common in this period of life), but it will also minimize the impact of hot flashes on the body.
Smoking and lack of exercise increase the frequency of hot flashes. It is therefore important to ensure that you stay active even during this time and it is always time to get rid of bad habits like cigarettes!