hot flashes

Hot Flashes? Here’s What You Can Do

Hot flashes are a rather bothersome and common condition that impacts many women today. While hot flashes can come from a number of causes, they are most commonly associated with women who are experiencing menopause, pre-menopause or post-menopause symptoms.

Even though hot flashes can be annoying—they are relatively harmless and if you know some of the most proven ways to handle these hot flashes, they won’t do much to impact your overall quality of life. Here are some of the easiest lifestyle changes you can make to help get your hot flashes under control.

  • Keep cool. It sounds relatively simply, but if you do what you can to keep cool, even when you aren’t in the middle of a hot flash, it can really go a long way. Slight increases in your body’s core temperature can trigger hot flashes, so get ahead of the curve and keep yourself cool before they attack.
  • Watch what you eat. Hot and spicy foods are known to trigger hot flashes, but everyone is different. In general, certain foods are certain triggers for different people—you just need to know what your food triggers are.
  • Try to avoid the wrong types of drinks. Unfortunately, both caffeine and alcohol can actually trigger hot flashes, so if you feel as though they are coming on more often than normal, cut these out and replace these drinks with water—it can really help.
  • Cut out smoking. There are many studies that indicate that smoking can increase your chances of hot flashes. So, if you are already a smoker, try to kick the habit. It will not only help with your hot flashes, but with other potential health risks as well.

These solutions are all great for hot flashes that come and go quickly and that are generally mild in nature. However, if you are suffering from hot flashes that are interfering with your quality of life or that don’t go away quickly, then you may need to take additional steps in order to get to the root of the problem.

This is why we offer Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies. After we check your hormone levels, we can administer these hormones to you in a way that will help your body normalize and re-regulate. Estrogen is the primary hormone used to reduce hot flashes. This is a proven and powerful way to help with symptoms of hormonal changes, such as those related to menopause.

In most situations, hot flashes are the result of this type of hormonal imbalance. The good news is, here at LT Men’s Clinic, we can help you find the solution you have been looking for with your hot flashes through our BHRT therapies. To learn more, contact LT Men’s Clinic today to make an appointment. You can contact us at 817-369-3605.