Hot flashes have a lot to do with the changing levels of estrogen in your body, but other factors can cause your temperature control to go out of whack. Being aware of and addressing these factors can help you beat your hot flashes naturally. It may be tempting to look to medications right away — especially if hot flashes are severe — but try less drastic measures first. Severe symptoms should always be checked out to rule out a more serious cause, such as heart disease.
Also, remember that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) isn’t recommended for women with a breast cancer history or those considered high-risk.
Here you can read more about strategies such as:
- Avoiding Hot Flash Triggers
- Preparing for and Dealing With Hot Flashes
- Exercise and Nutrition to Ease Hot Flashes
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction to Reduce Hot Flashes