The woman goes through several transformations in her life. The beginning of mature life, where menstruation begins, pregnancy and also the climacteric, a stage that closes all these cycles. And each of these transformations causes changes and generates side effects in everyone’s lives, both physical and psychological. And you need to be prepared for that to happen and understand the transformations your body goes through. So today we are going to talk about hot flushes , one of the main symptoms of menopause, the most well-known stage of the climacteric. Want to know what they are, how to treat or prevent them? Check everything in today’s text!
What are Fogachos?
Hot flushes are the famous hot flashes that take over women during menopause . This heat usually starts in the chest area and rises until it takes care of the entire head. It is estimated that about 80% of women going through menopause suffer from these symptoms . In some women, these hot flashes are much more intense, and are sometimes mistaken for fever sometimes. At this stage it is not uncommon to have difficulty sleeping or waking up sweaty during the night, the famous hot flushes at night. The big difference is that this heat wave stops suddenly, which gives a feeling of cold.
What are the main causes of Fogachos?
As we said earlier, menopause is part of a natural process in every woman’s life and this implies certain transformations that appear with some symptoms. These transformations always have to do with the levels of hormones being produced by a woman’s body. During menopause, estrogen and progesterone levels begin to decrease more sharply. The body reacts in different ways and one of them is this increase and decrease in the thermal sensation that occurs due to a confusion in the brain that ends up overreacting when it tries to control the body temperature.
Despite this, hot flushes are not a concern. As we also said, they are very common and are part of any woman’s life. This does not mean, of course, that you should not take certain steps to prevent them from disturbing your life.
Treatments for hot flushes
Some treatments for menopause also help to control hot flushes. Both hormone replacement therapies , which help to control estrogen levels and make this body transition not as turbulent as natural treatments for hot flushes can generate great results. However, it is necessary to be aware that, just as each body reacts differently to menopause, each one will also have different reactions in treatments.
It is also important to remember that talking to your doctor before taking any type of treatment for hot flushes or menopause is extremely important. Only a professional can tell you what can generate the most results in your body and whether a treatment is really necessary.
Is it possible to prevent hot flushes?
When a woman is close to going through menopause, there are several actions she can take that help prevent hot flashes and other symptoms that can disrupt her life. Some of the main forms of prevention are:
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Vitamin E
- Lose weight
- Food suplements
Let’s talk about each one separately and explain how they can help you in preventing hot flushes.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone replacement therapy (THR) can help a lot not only to reduce hot flushes, but also to prevent them from intensifying or even appearing. This type of treatment aims to control a woman’s estrogen levels and make the effects of menopause more mild. It is worth remembering that this type of treatment must be done with a professional and trust so that it does not generate any side effects.
Several studies that the intake of vitamin E can help to decrease and to avoid hot flushes during the menopause. However, care must be taken when ingesting this type of vitamin, as there may be side effects, such as an increased risk of stroke, for example. The most recommended in this case is also to talk to your doctor.
Women who have higher body fat are more likely to have episodes of hot flushes than those who have less. Therefore, devising strategies to lose weight can be a great way to prevent these symptoms and prevent them from disturbing your life in any way.
As with vitamin E, soy-based food supplements can also be a great option to prevent hot flushes from appearing. However, in this case it is also important to be careful with the amount ingested so that there are no unwanted side effects.
Hot flushes are a natural response of a woman’s body to the transformations that occur during menopause. Of course, trying to get rid of them is always an option, not least because they are symptoms that bother you and that, many times, really disturb someone’s life. However, it is important to know exactly what you want to do to prevent or treat hot flushes and always be aware that it will not harm your health in any other way. After all, the goal here is to go through this phase in a smooth manner and not create other problems.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.