3 Ways To Manage Hot Flashes

Hot flashes can be extremely frustrating for women who are going through menopause. They can wake you up at night, covered in sweat. They can ruin your favorite dress or make you uncomfortably sticky before a big meeting. Currently, there are numerous research studies that are happening that are investigating ways to reduce the hot flashes that a woman undergoes. If there are no medical research studies in your area, consider these three tips for easing the symptoms of a hot flash.

1. Get a Lot of Vitamin E

There was a study performed Iran that observed that women who took Vitamin E supplements experienced hot flashes that were greatly reduced in severity, rather than the women who took the placebo. This means that you can reduce the severity of your hot flashes by either taking Vitamin E supplements or eating leafy, green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. If you're looking for something sweeter, many tropical fruits such as mangoes have higher levels of Vitamin E as well.

2. Eat Protein With Each Meal

Protein is one of the materials that your body needs in order to make sure that it is able to balance out your hormones and create enough of each one. As a result, women who do not get enough protein tend to experience more frustrating hot flashes than others because they don't have a strong hormonal foundation and their bodies aren't able to deal with sudden fluctuations in hormone levels. To balance out your hormones and keep the hot flashes to a minimum, consider eating protein with each meal and snack. Even if it's only a handful of nuts, this will allow you to keep your protein levels, and therefore hormone levels, stable throughout the day.

3. Stay Cool

Hot flashes are frustratingly triggered by hot weather. If you're going to go outside, always wear clothing that is light enough for your skin to breathe if it is warm outside. There is even special menopause clothing that has been created to help women stay cool throughout the day. If you're looking for menopause clothing, you're best off looking for a pajama set, since hot flashes often happen at night, or a menopause t-shirt, which can be warm under other types of clothing and can wick away sweat to keep you cool

For more information about ways to manage your hot flashes, talk to your doctor and continue looking for a hot flash research study in your area.