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If you have ever experienced a hot flash then you know how unpredictable frustrating, embarrassing, irritating, and even depressing they can be. Hot flashes often bring about lethargy, fatigue and often insomnia for some women.
Hot flashes are caused by decreases in estrogen and progesterone. When these hormones are reduced the gland in the body, the hypothalamus, which acts a thermostat has difficulty determining whether we are hot or cold. Some women suffer only mildly from hot flashes, whereas others find they are hot and soaking in the cold of winter.
By now you may be asking the question, how to treat hot flashes. In answer to that question, here are 15.5 key strategies to help you gain a sense of well-being in overcoming hot flashes.
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What to Take For Hot Flashes
Natural Alternatives for Relief
If you have ever experienced a hot flash no one need to tell you just how frustrating, embarrassing, unpredictable and worrisome they can be.
If you are a menopausal woman and experiencing hot flashes you may be seeking a natural alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT. So, the question remains what to take for hot flashes.
A study sponsored¬† by the National Institutes of Health, suspects HRT treatment as posing serious health risks such as an increase in breast cancer, strokes, blood clots, Alzheimer‚Äôs disease and total cardiovascular disease; as a result, many women are seeking alternatives to HRT.
One of the common symptoms of menopause and perimenopause is hot flashes.¬† With hot flashes comes a sensation of intense heat with sweating and usually heat palpitation.¬† One hot flash may last for a brief period or up to 30 minutes.
Extreme hot flashes, during bed time, may make it difficult to sleep throughout the night which may lead to insomnia. Note, estrogen is typically lowest at night. By now you may be asking,¬†¬† ‚Äúso what are some natural alternatives to HRT.‚ÄĚ
Before I answer the question of what to take, let‚Äôs begin with a list of what you¬† may want to avoid.
DAMIANA HELP TO RELIEVE
A number of years ago I can remember feeling lethargic most of the time.¬† For instance, while sitting at my desk or simply sitting for only a short period of time I felt a sense of lethargy.¬† As far as I could determine there was not a good reason for my lack of energy and sleepiness because I¬† had been well rested from a good night sleep. Little did I know that I was experiencing a symptom of menopause and that a little known herb could also provide me with hot flashes help.
I decided to visit my local health food store and the nutritionist suggested I try Damiana. Prior to the suggestion, I had never heard of the herb. I tried it immediately and the rest is history‚Ä¶.my lethargy disappeared.
I no longer experienced the tiredness and a feeling of being overcome with a lack of energy.¬† So for years now I have taken Damiana as a part of my daily herbal supplement because it has improved my stamina considerably.
What Is Damiana?
Botanical Name of Damiana:Turnera Aphrodisiaca and Turnera diffusa
Other Common Names: Damiane, oreganillo, the bourrique, Mexican damiana, Mexican holly, damiana de Guerrero, damina.
Damiana grows in Mexico, South and Central America along with the West Indies.¬† The Damiana used in herbal remedies is grown on herbal ranches in Mexico and Latin America.
USE FOR DAMIANA
Damiana is used as a herbal medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions.¬† The herb has been associated with helping with low estrogen, hot flashes, impotency, infertility, menopause and PMS (pre-menstrual tension) and an aid for hot flashes help.¬†The herbs has also been used for help with ¬†coughs, constipation to depression.
Addition uses for the herb:
- Balance hormonal imbalance
- Anti-depressant assist in enhancing a sense of well-being
- Increase energy and reduce lethargy
- Lessen anxiety
Is a small shrub with aromatic leaves.¬† The leaves of the plant are use for medicinal purposes.
How Is It Consumed?
Damiana can be taken as an extract, capsule form or crushed dry leaves.
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