Menopause FAQs: Hot Flushes Pattern includes some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about hot flushes or hot flashes pattern.
Can hot flushes have a daily pattern?
Can hot flushes have triggers?
In Menopause: Non-Hormonal Treatment & Relief for Hot Flashes: Knowing the Triggers of Hot Flashes the (United States) Cleveland Clinic note:
How may I look for a pattern with hot flushes?
What can I do to change my pattern?
- “Reduce common triggers such as caffeine, alcohol, stress, anxiety and spicy foods
- Carry a hand-held fan to cool your face, or a small water spray to spritz your face
- Check medications aren’t causing the hot flushes – common culprits include some antidepressants, sleeping pills, steroids and codeine
- Hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness therapy have all been shown to help reduce flushing and sweating”.
- Cut out or reduce coffee and tea
- Stop smoking
- Keep the room cool and use a fan (electric or handheld) if necessary
- If you feel a flush coming on, spray your face with cool water or use a cold gel pack (available from pharmacies)
- Wear loose layers of light cotton or silk clothes so you can easily take some clothes off if you overheat
- Have layers of sheets on the bed rather than a duvet so you can remove them as you need to
- Cut down on alcohol
- Sip cold or iced drinks
- Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one
- If medicine is causing your hot flushes, talk to your doctor about other ways you can take it to avoid this side effect”.
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