Last Modified on Jan 14, 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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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 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!
Wanted to share important info on using ACV for hot flashes, but first I want to thank earth clinic. If I hadn't discovered ACV (used it for other reasons) right around the time my hot flashes started, I'd really have suffered.
So for a couple years, as long as I took about a tablespoon (maybe a bit less - I never measured) per day, I'd have zero hot flashes. Lately, it seemed to stop working. I've had hot flashes I can only describe as debilitating - so bad I haven't wanted to leave the house.
After trying various things, I decided to increase the ACV by a lot. I must be taking about 4 tablespoons (still not measuring) either in water (always with a straw to protect my teeth) or in salad dressings that are heavy on the ACV.
This has worked. I have my life back. I've slept through the last 3 nights, which makes a HUGE difference to my quality of life.
So my advice is, pay attention to dose. Some people may need more than others, and the necessary dosage may change over time.
[YEA] OMG!!!!!!!!! After suffering from horrible night sweat and hot flashes for over seventeen years and trying hormones which cause my hair to fall out even more, out of desperation I visited the local health food store in an attempt to try something else. As I was talking to the attendant she mentioned one of her older clients who takes Apple Cider Vinegar at night with honey. I thought what the heck my only other options was jumping off a bridge to escape the insomnia from the night sweats and hot flashes continuously whole sleeping. First night I drunk four ounces because I knew with the hot flashes I had two tablespoons would not be enough. To my amazement I only had one hot flash. Next night I repeated and again only one hot flash. The next night I figured it was in my system so I went down to two ounces and to my amazement no hot flashes. This has been a miracle and a God send for me because I was feeling really hopeless. I have not had a hot flash in about five nights and my husband has been so excited because he has watched me suffer for so long. this is the first review I have ever written and I pray to God that my testimony help someone else who was at the end of there rope like me. I am just in awe after so many years of praying, it was something this simple that healed me. God bless!
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