Hot flashes not only make you physically uncomfortable, but they can also make you feel uncomfortable socially. At Optimized Wellness in Centennial, Colorado, Amy Maron-Martinez, ARNP, can help relieve those discomforting menopause symptoms. Bioidentical hormone therapy helps your body adjust to the changes that happen during this transitional phase so you can stay cool and collected. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.
Hot flashes can give you a sudden feeling of excess warmth, almost like a flush washes over your body. They make you feel uncomfortable, not just physically, but also emotionally.
It’s unclear what exactly causes hot flashes, but they’re often attributed to the hormonal changes that happen during menopause. Obesity and smoking increase the likelihood and frequency of hot flashes.
Hot flashes are a natural part of the menopause journey and don’t usually require treatment unless they interfere with your daily life. If hot flashes bother you or cause embarrassment, there are ways to reduce them.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is the most common treatment for hot flashes. The therapy targets the decreased levels of estrogen and progesterone that accompany menopause.
Jordan Bernard, ARNP, provides you with the optimal levels of estrogen and progesterone through a steady-release supplement system. The hormones have the same molecular structure as your natural hormones, and your body recognizes and processes them as such.
As the hormones enter your system and your levels start to even out, you may feel relief from your hot flashes. You may notice relief from other symptoms of menopause as well, including mood changes, vaginal discomfort, and decreased sex drive.
You can make changes in your environment and lifestyle to help manage your hot flashes.
First, it’s important to keep your body cool. Your body may flush more easily so you can dress in layers, sip a cold drink, and use a fan to cool your body.
If stress exacerbates your hot flashes, relaxation, deep breathing, and meditation may help lower stress levels. If spicy or hot foods are a trigger, try to avoid them.
Finally, since excess weight and smoking increase your risk for hot flashes, you should consider losing weight and quitting smoking.
The providers at Optimized Wellness are more than willing to discuss other techniques to manage hot flashes. If you have questions or you’re ready to start treatment, set up a consultation by calling the office or using the online scheduler.