Is it Hot in Here or it is Just Me?
Hot flashes are commonly seen if there’s a hormonal imbalance during menopause or another hormone related issue going on in the body. For some people, it can last for a few months or in some cases may even last for years.
Hot flashes may come on due to decreased levels of estrogen, stress, or poor diet. Identifying the underlying cause and triggers is key to eliminating or reducing symptoms related to hot flashes.
Many people may not realize it, but your diet can have a great deal do with your hot flashes. To help the body adjust to these changes it is essential that you're getting the right foods, minerals, vitamins, and nutrients in the body to keep you healthy during these different hormonal changes in life. These nutritional changes in your diet can help make a real difference in reducing your hot flashes or other symptoms related to hormones.
Hot flashes are sudden and intense bursts of heat that are often felt in the face, neck, and chest. Symptoms of hot flashes include nausea, irregular or rapid heartbeat, flushed skin, profound perspiration, cold chills, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, poor digestion, joint pain, fatigue, hair loss, libido tanks, periods become irregular, urinary tract infections, and sleep disturbance.
A few foods thought to contribute or worsen the symptoms of hot flashes are alcohol, caffeine, excess sugar, diary products, and spicy foods.
Lifestyle changes such as a well - balanced and nutritious diet can help reduce the severity and/or frequency of your hot flashes. Making changes to your diet can help you boost energy levels, manage weight better, and reduce hot flashes. A few foods that can combat hot flashes are calcium rich foods, magnesium rich foods, cold pressed oils, green and fresh leafy vegetables, nuts and almonds. These foods filled with essential minerals and can help replenish the necessary electrolytes lost though perspiration and hot flashes as well as reduce or eliminate hot flashes.
In addition, one of the best things you can do is drink plenty of water that can help minimize and prevent hot flashes.
Check out some more helpful tips below. Dr. Gucciardo’s Natural Hot Flashes Tips:
The goods news here is that if you’re going through hot flashes it is within your control. It will take some diet and lifestyle changes on your part, but we are here to help you beat the hot flashes with proper nutrition that can benefit your overall health.
For more information about how you can get a handle on your hot flashes give our office a call today to schedule a Complimentary Nutrition Evaluation @ 718.845.2323.
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