Foods to avoid to prevent hot flashes?


Question from Peg: I am constantly getting hot flashes from the tamoxifen!! I don't want to embarrass myself at a party. Are there foods I should steer clear of so my hot flashes won't get triggered?
Answers - Larissa Korde I believe caffeine and alcohol are triggers.
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. Yes, they are, and I believe you should already know your triggers and you should avoid those. Hot peppers and other spicy foods may be triggers. Again, this is something I do for a variety of reasons, I always take something to a buffet or party that I know I can eat that is either very healthy or won't cause problems. Plus, it's very delicious.
Larissa Korde And dress in layers.

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