Monday 25 January 2021

Hot Flashes? Mother Nature Has A Remedy, says Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm

Hot flashes are an unfortunate but rather common side-effect of menopause, says Marla Ahlgrimm. Fortunately, there are many ways to cool yourself off, including sleeping under cotton sheets and keeping a fan handy. But, night sweats don’t only happen when you’re snug in bed, and there are a few herbal remedies that may keep your temperature down the whole day through. 
Black cohosh 
According to Marla Ahlgrimm, black cohosh has been studied for many years, and it is purported to have a significant effect on hot flashes for some women. As a dietary supplement, black cohosh was formerly believed to act like estrogen within the body. New research suggests now that it does not, and this herb is typically considered safe by most healthcare providers. It is worth noting, however, that there is some anecdotal evidence linking black cohosh to potential liver problems. 

Ginseng has long been known as a natural mood lifter. Marla Ahlgrimm explains that some women report that it eases insomnia, although consuming ginseng is not directly associated with a reduction in hot flashes. 
Vitamin E 
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which means it slows the progression of cell damage with age or exposure to environmental irritants. While Ahlgrimm says that it may also reduce the symptoms of mild hot flashes. 
Other remedies 
Marla Ahlgrimm asserts that hormone therapy is one of the most effective ways to combat hot flashes. Combined with mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture, and cognitive behavioral therapy, women experiencing severe hot flashes during menopause may find relief. The retired pharmacist suggests that women consult with their primary health care provider before beginning any supplemental or behavioral therapy. 
Ultimately, many women simply have to learn to live with hot flashes until the end of their reproductive years. But, with hormone therapy, herbal remedies, and lifestyle changes, the effects can be minimized so that it is not a complete disruption to a woman’s life.


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