Steps in relieving hot flashes for menopausal women
First, you need to eat foods that contain soy such as tofu, miso, tempeh, soy milk, texturized vegetable protein, whole soybeans and soy powder. Soy has the benefit for reducing hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.
Next, is black cohosh. This is the popular choice in reducing hot flashes. There are various claims that black cohosh provides effective relief against hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause such as headaches, anxiety and heart palpitations.
Then, exercise. Exercising at least 30 minutes every day through running, walking, riding a bicycle or doing another activity can be great in reducing hot flashes. Diet can also trigger hot flashes, when your hot flashes become worse after consuming alcohol, cayenne, caffeine and other spicy foods, then you must eliminate the mentioned foods in your daily consumption.
Finally, you can try the tradition hormone replacement therapy (HRT) which provides relief from hot flashes associated with menopause. However, there is a certain ingredient of hormone replacement therapy which is the estrogen replacement which has been associated with some medical risk and must be used sparingly. You must understand the risks and benefits in utilizing the therapy and how their relevance to the personal medical history.