Hot Flashes Treatment
Hot flashes, also referred to as hot flushes, are a symptom that most women deal with during menopause. When a hot flash starts, you feel a sudden warmth, usually in the upper body, neck, and face, that leads to sweating and reddened skin. According to the North American Menopause Society, up to 75% of women experience hot flashes for 6 months to two years while going through menopause.
Depending on their severity, hot flashes can range from a minor inconvenience to something that can disrupt your daily life. They can make you feel irritable and fatigued, affect your ability to concentrate, and cause forgetfulness.
If you are experiencing hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, the experienced medical team at Atlanta Medical Institute can help you. We can create a personalized plan that can reduce hot flashes, correct the hormonal imbalance in your body, alleviate other menopause-related symptoms, and make you feel younger and healthier.
Contact us today to talk to one of our experts on treating menopausal symptoms and reducing hot flashes.
What Happens During a Hot Flash?
It is believed that the occurrence of hot flashes is primarily a result of a drop in hormone levels – particularly estrogen and progesterone. Mild hot flashes can last anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Severe hot flashes can last 5 minutes or longer. During a hot flash, you will feel a quick burst of heat running through your body and break out in a sweat.
Factors That Can Trigger Hot Flashes
Avoiding or minimizing certain triggers might help prevent hot flashes. The most common factors that can trigger a hot flash include:
What Should You Do in the Event of a Hot Flash?
If you feel a hot flash coming on, take off your coat, jacket, or sweater. Splash cold water on your face and neck and sip water or any other cold drink. Apart from this, there are several steps you can take to help with managing hot flashes:
Dress in layers so that you can take them off during a hot flash.
Keep a portable fan with you.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Avoid drinking coffee and other caffeinated drinks, particularly at night.
Avoid food items that are really spicy.
Keep your bedroom and living room cool.
Reduce stress by doing yoga, meditation, and deep breathing exercises.
Treatment for Hot Flashes at Atlanta Medical Institute
Hormone therapy is generally considered the best way to treat hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. At Atlanta Medical Institute, we offer two types of hormone therapy – hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
The main difference between HRT and BHRT is the substances used to make the hormones. HRT uses synthetic and animal-derived hormones, whereas BHRT uses hormones derived from plant ingredients. While HRT hormones closely mimic human hormones, BHRT hormones actually have the same molecular and chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body.
We use a wide range of hormones in HRT and BHRT to treat menopause and reverse your biological clock, including estrogen, progesterone, dehydroepiandrosterone, cortisol, and thyroid.
Our treatment can alleviate the symptoms of menopause, increase your muscle mass and bone density, improve your heart and lung function, reduce cholesterol levels, improve your mood, improve your sleep, increase your energy levels, and much more. In short – you will feel younger, healthier, and happier than ever before!
For Advanced Menopause Treatments, Visit Atlanta Medical Institute Today
At Atlanta Medical Institute, we offer hormone replacement therapy to relieve hot flashes and treat menopause symptoms like night sweats, sleep disturbances, vaginal dryness, and other problems related to menopausal transition. We will develop a personalized and effective treatment plan that might include stress reduction methods, exercise, and nutrition, all of which have been shown to help many women find relief. Call us today at (404) 264-9553 or get in touch with us online to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified Atlanta hot flash specialists.