Living with hot flashes can be a horrific symptom that makes one feel like literally drowning in a bath of cool water. Hot flashes are serious business, but it is important to note that they are not the only menopause and perimenopause symptoms that women suffer with. They simply are the most prevalent of symptoms and most often talked about.
Hot Flashes (a.k.a. hot flushes) are some of the most common complaints of women who are going through both the perimenopause and menopause phases of their lives. More than fifty percent of women experience hot flashes. The duration of hot flashes occurring in one’s life varies from one woman to the next, but generally doesn’t last for more than five years. It should be noted, however, that women whose mothers had hot flashes tend to get them too as they go through the perimenopause phase compared to women whose mothers did not. Also, women who had a significant amount of premenstrual symptoms and who blush easily may expect to experience more episodes of hot flashes or flushing. Hot flashes can be triggered during the time when hormonal changes most often occur, which is when they have menses, during times of stress and when perimenopause begins. Also, things like alcohol, hot drinks, and spicy foods can cause them to occur. Hot flashes can disrupt sleep and also can bring on feelings of anxiety and temporary panic. So, the question is, what can be done about them so that living with hot flashes is easier?
Estrogen and Progesterone Can Make Living with Hot Flashes Easier
Estrogen not only relieves vaginal dryness and other menopause symptoms, but also relieves hot flashes in most women. The FDA has long since approved estrogen as being an effective solution for women who suffer from hot flashes and other perimenopause and menopause symptoms. Now, how do you resolve an estrogen imbalance? When an estrogen imbalance occurs, it is usually due to a lack of progesterone in the body. So, rather than try to adjust estrogen levels with medications, the best thing would be to correct the progesterone deficiency naturally; which then in turn, will improve the estrogen deficiency. A good place to start is with a natural progesterone cream like MenoBalance, which contains herbs that are known to mimic natural estrogen effects. MenoBalance is recognized as a hormonal support supplement that contains the wild Mexican yam plant extract converted into progesterone; identical to what the body manufactures. It is a cream formula that is applied transdermally – on the skin. To learn more about MenoBalance and how estrogen and progesterone can help living with hot flashes easier, please take some time and peruse our site where you will find more information. Additionally, please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have!
Please note that it is not recommended, by leading doctors, to use Estriol Oil or Creme without balancing with progesterone. Estriol is the safest of the E3s but one should still used balanced approaches to hormonal health.
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As with any health decisions, check with your personal healthcare provider when starting something new. These statements are for education purposes only and do not claim to treat, cure or diagnose disease.