Hot Flashes Night Sweats – Advice from Dr. Oz

by Laura Ramirez on July 16, 2011

Suffering from hot flashes, night sweats and other menopause symptoms? Dr. Oz has some good advice for you. It’s important to do all you can to alleviate these symptoms because they compromise your sleep at a time in life when you need restful sleep to heal and energize yourself and slow age-related decline.

Dr. Oz, a trusted authority in many areas related to women’s health, has some advice about what works and what doesn’t. Before talking about which remedies work, let’s look at dietary and emotional triggers that can cause hot flashes and/or make them worse. First of all, did you know that anger and anxiety exacerbate hot flashes? This is why meditation and learning how to master your emotions can help reduce the symptoms of menopause. Dietary triggers for hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms related to body temperature regulation include caffeine, hot sauce and alcohol. Cut down on your use of these foods to see if it helps.
(Best Syndication News) – Doctor Oz had a segment on yesterday’s ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ were he explained remedies and things women can do to relieve night-time menopause hot-flash symptoms. The doctor explained that 3 out of 4 menopausal women suffer from night-sweats. Menopausal hormones are not regulated as well as before which can cause the body to have these hot flashes, he added.ᅠ
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Now for the remedies. Dr. Oz talked about how licorice root can be helpful to reduce hot flashes. His suggestion is to add a couple of drops to your morning cup of tea (notice I didn’t say coffee). However women who suffer from heart disease or high blood pressure should not use licorice root so it isn’t recommended for everyone. It’s important to note that licorice root has been linked to breast cancer, so perhaps this is a substance that should be avoided.

One of the most researched remedies is black cohosh. Black cohosh has been shown to be effective for hot flashes, night sweats and other menopausal symptoms and has no side effects. It is the most widely used herb for menopause and is especially effective when used in combination with pasque flower, an herb that regulates body temperature.

Doctor Oz also recommends that women use sheets that wick away moisture, comforters that breathe and do not trap body heat, as well as a cooling system that blows air underneath the covers to prevent overheating during sleep.

How about you? What do you use for hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms. Share what you have found to be effective.

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