Are you looking for natural healthy remedies for menopause? You are not alone, hot flashes are the bane of most women going through the change:
Women experience a number of symptoms of menopause, but the hot flash is the one most debated. Changes in hormone levels mixes up the brain signals that communicate whether we are hot or cold. This influx of mixed signals causes our blood vessels to grow and contract on an irregular and unpredictable basis. With an increased blood flow in the body, a sense of heat and a flush starts on the face, the neck, and continues to the chest.
Your brain is trying to keep up with the mixed signal, so one minute you will be cold, and the next too hot and soaking wet in the middle of the day or night. Depending on the power of the hot flash, some women experiencing menopause may get headaches, feel weak, dizzy, and exhausted or lose sleep. Do not forget to be certain to check with your doctor and have your blood levels drawn before attributing any of the above symptoms to menopause. Hot flashes can also be a sign of more serious conditions or medical disorders.
Do Herbs For Hot Flashes Really Work?
The use of herbs for hot flashes has been around for centuries. Yet it seems like we still know very little about what they do or how they work. Part of the reason is that every woman’s body is different and what works for one woman may not work well for another. That being said, it’s still worth investigating which herbs for hot flashes may work for you.
A few of the more popular herbs for hot flashes are Black Cohosh, Chaste Tree Berry, and Ginseng. Out of the three, Black Cohosh is probably the most widely used when treating hot flashes. Chaste Tree Berry is a close second with Ginseng having hit and miss reviews.
So how exactly is Black Cohosh supposed to help? Black Cohosh is known to alleviate hot flashes, decrease night sweats, and even reduce mood swings. Talk about a miracle herb! It’s not known exactly how Black Cohosh helps curb menopausal symptoms. At first, it was believed that the herb bound itself to the estrogen receptor. But further study has shown no such evidence. This is good news for women concerned with estrogen remedies or supplements. Black Cohosh has also been proven not to affect tissue in the uterine lining. Thus, using Black Cohosh herbs for hot flashes will not increase bleeding since the uterine lining is not affected. ( Click Next)