Welcome to Issue No. 4 | #MenopauseMinute
There’s no doubt the number one common denominator in the “second puberty” phase a.k.a. menopause, is hot flashes.
Every woman I’ve spoken with in menopause all say it started with an uncomfortable heat that seemed to come out of nowhere.
In case you’re wondering: hot flashes have the same sensation you get when you feel embarrassed.
You know how you start to feel hot inside and then your underarms start to itch and then you feel like your whole face is red? That’s it! Only intensified.
There have been many times when I’ve felt like I was going to pass out from the heat.
Did I mention? It can even happen in a cool room or winter.
The good news is, at least in my case, hot flashes tend to decrease during cooler months.
In the news
Fox 8 Cleveland News put together a helpful piece on coping with hot flashes. It included some practical tips.
Here’s what they said:
The most common complaint women have during menopause is experiencing hot flashes. There are many ways to manage them without medication.
Nonpharmacological options include:
- Dressing in layers.
- Carrying a portable fan.
- Making sure to regulate the temperature in your home.
- Making your bed so you can take blankets off if you need to.
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