Along with sweating, hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. They are annoying and about two thirds of all women suffer from them to some extent. The frequency and strength vary. While some women experience hot flashes more than 20 times a day, others rarely experience them or find the hot flashes positive.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for hot flashes that best suits your situation.
The patient shows dry hot flushes during the day, wakes up sweaty and overheated in the morning. Hands and feet are extremely overheated and feel fiery and burning. The head and chest area alternate between blushing and striking paleness.
Night sweats necessitating covering of the body.
Always increased, uncomfortable feeling of warmth on the head as well as the chest and shoulder region. Perspiration does not have to (but can) occur.
Causes of hot flashes
The causes of hot flashes are different. In addition to the change in hormones during menopause, factors such as stress, coffee and alcohol play an important role. Not only the menopause is accompanied by hot flashes. Hyperthyroidism, allergic reactions or carcinoids (malignant tumors) also trigger hot flashes. They can also occur as a side effect of various medications.
Hot flashes come on suddenly and start with an intense feeling of warmth in the face. The heat radiates in waves from the scalp, neck or chest to the body. Hot flashes can last up to three minutes and come back at irregular intervals. A hot flash is usually followed by a sweat.
More tips and hints
For women who suffer from hot flashes during menopause, relaxation exercises, walks, light clothing and herbal medicines can help to relieve the symptom. If the hot flashes are an accompanying symptom of another underlying disease, targeted therapy is carried out.