March 2012

How to Relieve Hot Flashes for Menopausal Women

What are hot flashes? Basically, hot flashes are sudden feelings of intense warmth over the face, neck and chest. Hot flashes are caused by hormonal changes of menopause; however, it can also be affected by the lifestyle and medications. Hot flashes may occur a few times a week or several times a day depending on the person.

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.

How to Calm Your Stomach Pains

Most of us have suffered with stomachaches at some point of our lives. But know what the causes are behind your stomachache and find out what the culprits are behind your suffering. 

Reasons for Stomachaches

·         Gallstones- Gallstones cause swelling which can block the duct into the intestine and resulting into pain.

·         Pancreatitis- This refers to the inflammation of the pancreas which can cause burning pain in the middle or upper abdomen.

·         Gerd- GERD refers to the gastro esophageal reflux disease which can cause pain in the lower chest also known as heartburn and in the upper stomach.

·         Lactose Intolerance- Lactose intolerance causes bloating, diarrhea, mild abdominal pain, indigestion and burping.

·         Medication side effects- Since, all drugs have side effects; sometimes the side effects of the drugs include abdominal pain.

There are also foods that you must avoid when you are still recovering from a stomachache.