Hot flashes can cause severe discomfort. Categorized by sudden and intense feelings of warmth throughout the body, though typically most severe around the chest, neck, and face, hot flashes can cause sweating and disrupt sleep. Though it can have many causes, commonly, it is caused as a byproduct of menopause.1
Menopause can have a variety of negative effects ranging from physical to cognitive and emotional. If hot flashes and night sweats are bothering you, there are steps you can take to lessen their severity and treatment options that can help reduce symptoms of menopause in general.
Lifestyle Changes Can Help Improve Hot Flashes
There are changes you can implement that have been shown to reduce the severity of hot flashes or, at the very least, make them more tolerable.2 Some things you can do at home are:
- Taking a cold shower before sleeping if you suffer from hot flashes at night
- Carrying a portable fan or using an ice pack when a hot flash strikes
- Quit smoking which can lower the severity of and frequency of hot flashes3
- Maintain a healthy weight
There are a variety of techniques and lifestyle changes that may be able to help in providing relief from hot flashes and night sweats.
Hormonal Therapy Can Help Alleviate Hot Flashes
Menopause is caused by a decline in certain hormonal function and production. Though menopause is a natural process, its effects can be devastating. Changes in temperament, cognitive declines or detriments such as brain fog or troubles with memory, and increased risk of bone decay can all be serious effects of menopause.
The North American Menopause Society reports: hormone therapy reduces menopausal symptoms from hot flashes to preventing osteoporosis.4
BHRT Pellets Can Provide Menopause Relief
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, through the form of Pellecome pellets that are inserted into the body, can provide menopause relief. These hormones are plant-based and molecularly identical to the hormones in your body.
The pellets provide sustained, consistent release, meaning no need to suffer from the effects of fluctuating hormones which can be the case in other types of treatment.
Hormonal therapies are known to help. BHRT pellets can provide a quick, carefree solution that requires only a 15-minute procedure to implement.
If you’d like to explore BHRT pellets as a treatment option for the symptoms of menopause, make sure you find a provider near you who will determine your candidacy through a comprehensive consultation including blood work. You may also contact Pellecome at (888)-773-9969 for more information.
- Hot flashes [Internet]. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; [cited 2023 Jul 26]. Available from: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hot-flashes/symptoms-causes/syc-20352790
- Hot flashes: What can I do? [Internet]. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; [cited 2023 Jul 26]. Available from: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/hot-flashes-what-can-i-do
- Smith RL, Flaws JA, Gallicchio L. Does quitting smoking decrease the risk of midlife hot flashes? A longitudinal analysis. Maturitas. 2015;82(1):123–7. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.06.029
- The experts do agree about hormone therapy [Internet]. [cited 2023 Jul 26]. Available from: https://www.menopause.org/for-women/menopauseflashes/menopause-symptoms-and-treatments/the-experts-do-agree-about-hormone-therapy