• Team alina

Hot Flushes: Top Tips

Updated: Mar 22, 2020

More than 80% of women will experience hot flushes when going through the menopause. They're often described as a sudden feeling of heat or chills that seems to come from nowhere and spreads throughout the body. You may also experience sweating, palpitations and flushing of the face.

Some women only have occasional hot flushes that do not really bother them, while others can have many a day and find them uncomfortable, disruptive, and embarrassing. Hot flushes can start a few months or years before your periods stop (before you start the menopause) and usually continue for several years after your last period.

Here are our top tips on how to manage hot flushes naturally:

  1. Establish and avoid foods and drinks that ‘trigger’ your hot flushes, such as hot spicy food, black pepper, alcohol, or caffeine

  2. Hypnotherapy has been proven to reduce the incidence and duration of hot flushes by up to 74%. Our clinically backed programmes will be launching soon, register for early access here

  3. Try power walking (fast walking, swinging your arms back and forth as you walk along) or exercise that makes you breathless, hot and sweaty for 45 minutes at least three times a week

  4. Eat plenty of phytoestrogens daily, e.g. lentils, chickpeas, beans, fermented soya products, whole-grains, linseeds, leafy green vegetables

  5. There are many moisture-wicking and stylish clothes that you could consider, such as the range at Become

  6. If you need to, it would be beneficial to reduce weight with a low GI natural diet and plenty of exercise

  7. Wear layered clothes so you can easily remove and replace in order to maintain the right temperature. Cardigans and scarves for example

  8. Avoid hot baths, showers and hot drinks before bed

  9. Consider changing your duvet to sheets and blankets so you have more control over your temperature

  10. Keep a fan on your desk or in your bag for when you need to cool down quickly

  11. Running your wrists under cool running water may help

As always, if your hot flushes are troubling you please do speak to one of alina’s specialists or your GP.

With love,

Team alina

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