Banishing Hot Flushes

Banishing Hot Flushes

Hot flushes are mostly associated with women both before the menopause (perimenopause) and during the menopause. Hot flushes occur without any warning and usually last for a few minutes. Cluttered by a feeling of intense heat that suddenly invades the chest and neck, climbing onto the face, hot flushes can also be accompanied by redness and swelling.

What causes hot flushes?

In most cases, hot flushes can be directly attributed to declining female hormones, particularly oestrogen, leading to an imbalance between the female sex hormones. Certain drugs may induce hot flushes, but these are only in a minority of cases.

Most women may begin to experience hot flushes usually between the ages of 45-55 with the onset of menopause. Menopause is explained as an uninterrupted time span of 12 consecutive months when a woman experiences no menstrual periods and also signals the end of her child bearing years. This is a normal, natural event in every woman’s life and should be considered simply as a phase, rather than a condition. Nevertheless, hot flushes are uncomfortable and many women resort to taking conventional hormone replacement therapy, although increasingly women are now choosing natural remedies that help to alleviate hot flushes, reduce their intensity and help to cope with this transition phase.

How to reduce hot flushes

For those women seeking a natural supplement, we recommend Sage Complex capsules. This supplement contains a comprehensive formulation of herbs that are considered ‘phytoestrogens’, herbs that mimic oestrogen in their chemical structure. Because they are not actually oestrogen itself, generally they are free from side effects. Sage Complex also helps to alleviate night sweats, anxiety and low energy levels.

Additionally, whether the hot flushes are associated with the menopause or simply due to heat in the body, I would also recommend using PhysiCool Rapid Cooling Mist. Using rapid evaporation technology, Physicool Rapid Cooling Mist works instantly to help draw heat away from skin and thus reduces skin temperature to cool the face quickly.