Discover how bioidentical hormones in West Palm Beach can help you through these hot summer days!
Summertime is here! It’s time to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather here in West Palm Beach.
Unfortunately, for perimenopausal and menopausal women, high temperature is a trigger for hot flashes. And summer 2022 is probably the hottest summer on record yet!
A woman’s body undergoes many changes during menopause. The transitional period leading up to menopause is known as perimenopause. About 75% of women experience hot flashes during this time of hormone changes.
Bioidentical hormones can help alleviate hot flashes, especially in menopausal women. If you’re in the West Palm Beach area, Hormone Logics can help you!
During menopause, women have fluctuating hormone levels that cause hot flashes. Bioidentical hormones in West Palm Beach can help manage these symptoms.
What are Hot Flashes?
Hot flashes are intense waves of bodily heat. During a hot flash, the upper body experiences a sudden sensation of warmth, usually more intense around the face, neck, and chest. When you have a hot flash, you may notice that your skin appears red, as if you’re blushing.
A hot flash may also cause you to sweat. During perimenopause and menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels decline. It is this decrease that we believe is the cause of menopausal hot flashes. About 75% of women experience hot flashes.
Hot flashes usually begin before a woman’s last period. Most women experience them for two years or less, while some may experience them for more than two years. Aside from menopause, other causes or triggers of hot flashes include:
Medications – Medications, such as antidepressants or opioids, can cause hot flashes. The start of a new medication might cause your hot flashes.
Obesity – Weight gain can result in hot flashes, as hot flashes can be triggered by extra body fat. Losing even 10 pounds can significantly reduce your risk of experiencing hot flashes.
Stress or anxiety – The symptoms of stress and anxiety can include racing heartbeats, fidgeting, or shallow breathing. When this happens, the body may respond by releasing a hot flash. Meditation techniques and taking deep, slow breaths can alleviate these symptoms
Spicy food – When you consume spicy food, your blood vessels dilate, triggering hot flashes. Avoid foods containing hot peppers and chili powder, especially during the hot summers.
Alcoholic beverages – Alcohol affects virtually every part of your body, including the nervous, circulatory, and other parts. Drinking increases the heart rate and widens blood vessels in your skin, causing you to experience hot flashes.
What are ways to manage hot flashes?
Finding your triggers and avoiding them can help reduce the frequency of your hot flashes. While this won’t completely prevent hot flashes, you may notice that they occur less frequently.
Dress in layers.
Even during the warmest days, it’s best to pile on layers of clothing so you can adjust them to how you feel. Restrictive clothing may trigger a hot flash.
This summer, wear loose, flowy tops, bottoms, and dresses. Wearing loose clothing can also help you conceal any wetness if you experience hot flashes and sweats.
Choosing lightweight, breathable fabrics made with natural fibers is also important whenever possible. Choose cotton, linen, or light, breathable wool over synthetics or silk.
Sip ice water at the start of a hot flash.
Drinking ice water when you feel a hot flash coming on is also a great way to lower your body temperature and cool yourself from the inside.
Stay hydrated with ice water, fruit juices, and coconut water throughout these warm summer days. Doing so will replenish any fluids you lose when you sweat
Stay cool on hot summer days and nights.
Use a cold compress to keep you cool this summer. Take an ice pack or washcloth out of the freezer and place it on your head or around your neck whenever you need it to feel cool.
If you are in a hot environment for an extended period of time, you are more likely to develop a hot flash. In the summer, especially during heat waves, staying inside is a good idea, at least during the hottest part of the day.
Try bioidentical hormones.
Treatment with bioidentical hormones may be an option for some women whose hot flashes are debilitating and significantly affect the quality of their life.
There’s an excellent hormone clinic in West Palm Beach! The use of bioidentical hormones alleviates the signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance, especially in older women, without the risks associated with traditional hormone therapy.
Bioidentical hormones of estrogen help balance estrogen levels in the body, reducing the incidence and severity of hot flashes and night sweats.
Learn More Here: 5 Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy during Perimenopause
Get the Best Bioidentical Hormones in West Palm Beach
Bioidentical hormones mimic the body’s natural production of specific hormones that decrease with age. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are not synthesized in a laboratory and are derived from natural ingredients, such as plants and compounded hormones.
In our West Palm Beach location, we ensure that our bioidentical hormones are tailored for each patient. Each patient’s hormone levels and overall health are carefully assessed to ensure optimal health and well-being during bioidentical hormone therapy.
Alleviate Hot Flashes with Bioidentical Hormones
Hormone Logics offers bioidentical hormone therapy to help alleviate signs and symptoms associated with menopause.
Hormone Logics at West Palm Beach is your place to discover ageless health. We are dedicated to helping you begin an excellent new phase of your life.
Call Hormone Logics at (561) 640-3333 for a consultation to learn how bioidentical hormones can help improve your life!