Is the hot flash, or hot flush really a thing? Yes, it is really a thing. An uncomfortable thing. It is something that menopausal women become familiar with and learn to cope with. Here is some information on what helps with hot flashes, and what it is.
What is a hot flash and what causes it?
A hot flash is a normal symptom of menopause which is believed to be caused by fluctuating hormones. It is due to the decline of the female hormone estrogen. It presents as a sudden onset of warmth flooding mainly the upper region of your body, so much as to make you uncomfortable. You may feel like dispensing with your clothing and stripping off completely! Please don’t, it is temporary (maximum about 5 minutes), although uncomfortable.
You may become very red in the face, and sweat profusely. Some women experience the symptoms more acutely than others.
Some women only experience a few episodes per year, whilst others may experience multiple episodes daily. Much like some women who experience morning sickness in pregnancy whilst others don’t. It all depends on your particular hormonal design. Either way, it is one of the more noticeable symptoms of menopause, and can make you feel quite uncomfortable…if you’ve ever, or still do experience this symptom, you will know exactly what I mean! Continue reading “What Helps With Hot Flashes?”