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Home Remedies for Hot Flashes during Menopause

Home Remedies for Hot Flashes during Menopause

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an effective treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. However, many women search for home remedies to reduce hot flashes as an alternative to or addition to medicine.

5 Easy Steps to Alleviate Hot Flashes

It is not always possible to completely get rid of hot flashes. However, there are some solutions that can reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes. Common home solutions for hot flashes include:


Dressing in layers

Home Remedies for Hot Flashes during Menopause

Layering your clothing can help to reduce a sudden hot flash. By using multiple lightweight pieces of clothing, you can remove them when you're too warm. This is helpful in all situations of life, from going out with friends to sitting in the office.


Breathing slowly and deeply

Home Remedies for Hot Flashes during Menopause

Breathing slowly when a hot flash starts can help to reduce it. It may not seem like the first thing to do when you're in the midst of an episode, but by slowing your breathing down and expanding the ribcage with deep breaths, you will help to reduce stress and cool down the body.


Getting air

Fresh air is a great help for reducing stress. Walks in the fresh air can help soothe the mind and nerves. When a hot flash strikes, try to get to an open area with room to breathe.


Drinking water

Home Remedies for Hot Flashes during Menopause

Staying hydrated is not only helpful in preventing hot flashes, but it's also essential for overall health. Particularly, ice water immediately cools you down.


Splashing water on your face

Go to the bathroom and give your face a splash of cold water. This will help take away the immediate problem and go some way to reducing body temperature.


Hot flashes are a common symptom among menopausal women and vary greatly in severity and duration. Home remedies can help reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes. Click on the following link for more information on remedies for hot flashes.

Why Do I Have Hot Flashes After I Eat?

Hot flashes may be caused by consuming certain types of food. Read on to learn about foods that can trigger a hot flash episode.

Headaches and Hot Flashes

Hot flashes can be accompanied by headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Read on to know more about headaches and hot flashes.

Q&A: Is it Normal to Feel Nauseous After a Hot Flash?

Menopause has a large number of uncomfortable symptoms. Read on to have your questions answered about hot flashes.

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