Tag: Hot flashes


5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink
05 Apr 2017

5 Smart Reasons to Think Before You Drink

I’m giving you fair warning. This topic is a total buzz-kill for many of us. That’s because wine is our go-to BFF when we’ve had a bad day or anxiety and overwhelm has gotten out of hand. What’s the harm in having a glass or two…(or three) at the end of the day? On the surface, it’s not a problem. Until it is. Until the...

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8 Ways to Beat Hot Flashes in the Summer Heat
26 May 2015

8 Ways to Beat Hot Flashes in the Summer Heat

Summer in my part of the country is a drippy mix of 90+% humidity and 90-degree heat. That’s a recipe for disaster when hot flashes already have your body on simmer! Hot flashes are caused by roller coaster estrogen levels. Up down, up down. And that downswing is the switch that turns the heat on! So what’s a girl to do when estrogen swings meet hot...

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14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!
25 Feb 2015

14 Years of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?? Say It Isn’t So!

In case you missed it, PBS recently interviewed the lead researcher about her study of women and the duration of hot flashes and night sweats. And the news wasn’t good. Her team studied nearly 1500 women (aged 42–52 at baseline) who reported frequent vasomotor symptoms (6 days or more over a 2-week period) at least once during roughly 13 years’ follow-up. Vasomotor symptoms include hot...

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12 Aug 2014

Menopause Myth-Busting 101: The Top 5 Debunked

Myth #1: Menopause begins at 50 The average age of menopause is 52…but there’s a huge spectrum of experiences out there. Some women sail through with nary a hot flash. But others begin having symptoms like weight gain, irritability, fatigue, anxiety and insomnia in their mid-30’s. And perimenopausal symptoms can last for more than 10 years! That’s why it’s critical to pay attention to your...

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02 Jul 2014

Is It Hot in Here or Is It Just Me? 7 Ways to Manage Midsummer Hot Flashes

If hot flashes have your body on simmer 24/7, summer brings big challenges! Where I live, we regularly have a drippy mix of 90+% humidity and 90-degree heat. And that’s not a great combo for us hormonally-challenged gals! Hot flashes are caused by roller coaster estrogen levels. Up down, up down. And that sudden downswing is the switch that turns the heat on! So what’s...

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25 Jun 2014

Does Menopause Misery EVER End???

So. You’ve officially entered menopause. (That’s a year after your last period, in case you’re unsure.) But Nancy Night-Sweat and her obnoxious sisters haven’t gotten the message. The fun is raging on long after the date has come and gone. What’s up with that?? The ability to cruise through menopause without a hitch relates in largely to your balance of estrogen and progesterone. If the...

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01 Aug 2013

Joe, You Gotta Go! 4 Great Reasons to Say “So-Long” to Caffeine

If you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms and you’ve done any research at all, one of the recommendations you’ve likely seen is to give up caffeine. This is not great news for many of us! Caffeine is addictive and the morning coffee ritual may be deeply ingrained. I feel your pain. But here’s why this is important. Caffeine opens up your blood vessels (that’s why it’s found...

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