Last Modified on May 02, 2015
What Are Hot Flashes?
Much like the term suggests, hot flashes can be described as a sudden felling of warmth. Generally hot flashes occur most intensely concentrated on the face, neck and chest. An individual experiencing a hot flash is likely to experience reddening of the face as well as intense sweating. Hot flashes are typically considered a symptom of menopause; however, menopause is not the only cause of hot flashes.
The frequency and intensity of hot flashes varies by individual and even by day or week, yet most women who experience hot flashes have them reoccurring for at least a year. Additional symptoms of hot flashes include a spreading warmth or heat over the upper body and face, a flushed or blushing appearance, red or blotchy skin, rapid heartbeat and perspiration over the entire body. Hot flashes often leave the affected individual feeling chilled as the hot flash wanes.
While the specific cause of hot flashes is not known, the common signs and symptoms of the condition seem to be related to the effective functioning of the body’s “temperature gauge” or the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating the body’s temperature as well as monitoring several other basic metabolic processes. The reduction in estrogen many women experience as a result of menopause may cause a disruption in hypothalamic function, triggering the onset of hot flashes.
Natural Hot Flashes Treatment
While some women may never experience hot flashes, others suffer dozens of hot flashes each day. As such, an effective hot flashes treatment is important to insure overall comfort and health during an important life transition. Apple cider vinegar diluted in water or taken as capsules is one of the most effective natural remedies as it balances pH and regulates the body’s processes. Additional options include diindolylmethane or DIM, boron, sea salt bath soaks, B vitamins and blackstrap molasses. Read below for more successful hot flash remedies reported by Earth Clinic readers.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Hot Flashes
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Water - 16 Oz
To steady your metabolism and reduce or eliminate hot flashes, mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that youll sip throughout the day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1 or 2 tall glasses of this tonic are all youll need each day.
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[YEA] Thank God for those who posted these remedies! I couldn't sleep or function due to hot flashes. Since I've been drinking ACV with honey end of Dec 2014, flashes are mild and I've been able to sleep most of the night. Found out last week that I have calcifications in my breasts and that ACV can dissolve them. So, I'm trusting that when I go to Dr. on Wednesday the mammogram will be clear. Thank you everyone! God bless!
Replied by Karen
Vancouver Island, Canada