Your face might turn red, looking flushed. Then, you start to sweat. Others may experience a rapid increase in heart rate, or start to feel as if they are about to catch a slight fever. As uncomfortable as it is, the hot flush is almost inevitable during menopause and perimenopause, which is why we teamed up with health writer Sandy Getzky, who shares five simple things that might help you deal with those annoying hot flushes.
Everyone knows that hot flushes are a symptom of the menopause and that HRT is a good way of dealing with them, but when I started the menopause I was completely unprepared for it. I tried various ways of dealing with it and found that worrying about hot flushes made them much worse, whereas positive thinking and meditation were the best way for me to deal with them. I needed to find a more positive approach to dealing with menopausal symptoms.
The hot flush and night sweat is seen as the bane of many women’s lives as they travel through the years of the menopause, but new research is beginning to suggest that this may be ignoring the very positive health benefits that they also bring.