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Non-Hormonal Treatments for Hot Flashes

DON'T PAUSEHot flashes can be an irritating, uncomfortable fact of life for more than half of women who are experiencing perimenopause or menopause. Hot flashes often begin suddenly and with little warning and leave women feeling overly warm, hot or sweaty. They are associated with the hormonal changes of menopause.

The FDA has recently approved Brisdelle, or paroxetine, to relieve hot flashes in menopausal women. Dr. Shoreh Ershadi, who is the founder and president of the AntiAging Institute of California, warns women that drugs may not always be the best choice for every woman.

Many women have turned away from hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, but the FDA has now approved Brisdelle, or paroxetine, for women who are experiencing hot flashes during menopause. Dr. Ershadi explains that “(Brisdelle) is prescribed by physicians for the relief of anxiety with known side effects of suicidal thoughts.”

Non-chemical alternatives are available for women who are experiencing hot flashes. Non-hormonal menopause treatments for hot flashes can include black cohosh, soy isoflavones, pomegranate and green tea. All-natural herbal treatments can support healthy function and promote healthier aging. Women can experience relief not just from hot flashes but also night sweats, tender breasts, increased irritability and other common menopause symptoms. Because herbal treatments are natural, there is less risk of unwanted or dangerous side effects.

Lifestyle changes may also be helpful. Women may need to reduce their alcohol or caffeine intake, since both are known to trigger hot flashes. Warm or hot beverages or foods can also trigger hot flashes as can spicy or highly seasoned foods. Regular exercise can be beneficial for reducing sweat and losing weight, which can each combat hot flashes and night sweats. Women who smoke may need to reduce or quit to ensure healthier aging and reduce the incidence of hot flashes.

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