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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 sponsoredÂ by the National Institutes of Health, suspects HRT treatment as posing serious health risks such as an increase in breast cancer, strokes, blood clots, Alzheimerâ€™s 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.Â With hot flashes comes a sensation of intense heat with sweating and usually heat palpitation.Â 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,Â Â â€śso what are some natural alternatives to HRT.â€ť
Before I answer the question of what to take, letâ€™s begin with a list of what youÂ may want to avoid.
This video touches on the need for menopausal woman to eat a healthy diet and to enhance their diet with supplements when necessary to ensure proper nutrition. The video also discusses vitamins for hot flashes.There isÂ much more information to gain regarding the use of vitamins, herbs and supplements.
Hereâ€™s a bit more information on vitamins and minerals that may help to lessen the discomfort of menopausal symptoms:
Great for skin, eyes and lessen dryness in vaginal area caused by low estrogen levels
Dark green vegetables, cod liver oil, Omega 3-Fish Oil
Yellow orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, pumpkin, papaya, mango, sweet potato, winter squash, cantaloupe and spinach are rich in vitamin A, collard greens, pumpkin, tomato, yogurt, butter
Enhance your energyâ€¦lessen lethargy which often comes with menopause; also support your liver function. B6 helps with emotional mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability and insomnia..
Liver, egg yolks, dried Â beans, whole grains, yogurt, almond, brewers yeast, chicken breast, sunflower seeds, bananas, fish, broccoli, figs, dates, nuts, asparagus,
Reported to lessen hot flashes when taken with in combination with bioflavonoid
Helps with function of adrenal glands which is where a great-deal of the estrogen your body produces after menopause
Great for anti-stress, reducing anxiety
Strawberries, spinach, citrus fruits, watermelon, leafy dark green veggies, red/green peppers, cranberry juice, sweet potatoes, lemons, mangoes, lime, chicken
Critical for healthy bones
Support your bones use calcium and phosphorous
Egg yolks, liver, milk, salmon, halibut, fish oils and exposure to direct sunlight
Studies have shown helps to diminish PMS, anxiety and moodiness often associated with menopause
Wheat germ, almonds, yam, sunflower seeks, broccoli, whole grains, tomatoes, avocados, spinach, berries, mangoes, salmon, olive oil, whole grain products
Defends against osteoporosisâ€¦menopausal women susceptible to osteoporosis
Dairy products, dark green leafy vegetables, black strap molasses, yogurt, romaine lettuce, garlic, sesame seeds and avocado
Support bone health
Lessen fatigue that often comes with symptoms of menopause
Support to maintain healthy heart
Reported to reduce migraines that may accompany menopausal symptoms
Halibut, almonds, oatmeal, wheat brain, brown rice, lentils, bananas, raisins, yogurt, dry beans
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Vitamins for hot flashes may offer much needed relief. For more information on vitamins, herbs and supplements visit your local health food store and talk with the holistic nutritionist.
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