By Monazza Ahmad, B.Pharm, MSc
One of the symptoms of menopause that women wish had a permanent cure is hot flashes! The most uncomfortable and rather embarrassing aspect of hot flashes is that they visit unexpectedly. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a work meeting with executives, teaching to kindergarteners, at an intimate dinner, or just by yourself, there is no time and place for its occurrence.1
The sudden attack of heat and an outburst of sweating is enough to make anyone nervous. Prescription treatment options are usually costly and not suitable for some health conditions,2,3 leaving many women with no choice but to ignore it despite the distressful effect hot flashes have on their quality of life.4,5
But don’t be disappointed. In this post, you will find various natural ways and nonhormonal options to find relief from hot flashes until they disappear after completing their course. The severity and duration vary from woman to woman, so let the treatment take its time.5
Let’s understand what’s going on behind the scenes with hot flashes so we can mitigate the chaos it creates based on our body’s bioindividual needs.