Menopause changes a lot of things in a woman’s life. With the absence of menstruation comes many other symptoms that can cause women discomfort. Most menopausal women suffer from hot flashes that disrupt their day and their sleeping at night. Read to find out why these hot flashes happen, and what you can do to relieve some of the discomfort.
What are hot flashes?
Hot flashes are a sudden feeling of feverish heat, normally in women suffering from menopause. These bursts of heat are sometimes accompanied by a red, flushed face and sweating. Women’s health experts do not know the one true cause of hot flashes, but they may be attributed to changes in blood circulation.
Some women have hot flashes for a short amount of time, while other women suffer from them for years. Most of the time, however, hot flashes become less severe as time goes on. Hot flashes that happen during the night, also called night sweats, can make it harder for women to sleep.
What can I do about hot flashes at night?
Women’s health experts offer many medical treatments for nightly hot flashes. The first is hormone therapy. It’s normally used to treat menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Doctors prescribe low doses of vaginal estrogen or progesterone. However, there are some side effects from hormone therapy you may want to talk about with your doctor before starting.
The next treatment is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP uses a mask to provide mild air pressure to keep the airways open and help with obstructive sleep apnea. There are minimal side effects to this treatment, but in order for it to work, the patient must get used to sleeping with a breathing mask on.
Unfortunately, there is no permanent treatment to completely get rid of hot flashes. However, there are certain things you can do for relief from hot flashes. Stress, caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, tight clothes and cigarette smoke can all worsen the effects of hot flashes. So, try your best to limit these things in your life.
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