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- Nurse Barb
Oh my gosh, is it hot outside or what? As the temperature rises outside and the air conditioning is going full blast, what do women with hot flashes do? They’re already steaming and baking on the inside, but when the outside temperature soars, they’re in for even more searing heat.
It’s good to avoid hot flash triggers and stay cool. Here’s some ideas: (more…)
Lynn* came to see me with severe hot flashes and night sweats. She worked in sales and had resorted to bringing extra blouses in her car because she inevitably sweated through at least one each day. She was beyond irritable and hadn’t slept through the night in months. “I feel like a different person,” she said. “I can’t live like this.” Lynn wanted to know about all of her options for treatment.
Herbs, Soy and Acupuncture
I began by explaining how yoga, acupuncture and deep breathing had been shown to be effective, then moved into the research on black cohosh and soy. She wasn’t interested in hormones, but did want to discuss other prescription remedies. She had tried increasing her soy already and wanted something more effective than the herbs and yoga breathing we discussed. (more…)