Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Approximately 80% of women in menopause suffer from hot flushes. Decreased hormonal levels affect the central thermoregulation system in your brain, which leads to the sudden surge of heat.

 

During a hot flush, the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate, which causes a sudden heat wave, usually over the face, neck and chest. Your body may start to sweat to cool down, and you may also experience accelerated heartbeats or chills following the heat wave.

​​Most women in menopause suffer from hot flushes, but you can control and ease your symptoms. Reduce stress, exercise and manage your diet as you may see that some foods trigger this response.

Most of all, balance your hormonal system, which will help you to manage these heat waves during the day and night.