Of the difficult symptoms associated with the menopause, hot flushes and night sweats can be frustrating, uncomfortable and downright inconvenient, as well as leading to other problems such as poor skin health and rashes. So called 'under-boob' rash can be a problem at any age, but particularly during the menopause when your body may be feeling unnaturally hot and the areas under the breasts and arms can be difficult to keep cool.
Causes of Hot Flushes:
Hot flushes are caused by a decrease in oestrogen levels during menopause. When oestrogen levels drop, the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that regulates body temperature, gets confused and sends signals to the body that it's overheating. This causes the blood vessels in the skin to dilate, leading to flushing and sweating.
Hot flushes can also be triggered by certain things, such as stress, alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, and warm environments. Identifying triggers can be helpful in managing hot flushes.
Managing Hot Flushes:
Stay cool: Keeping cool can help manage hot flushes. Use a fan, air conditioning, or open windows to keep the air circulating.
Avoid triggers: As mentioned, certain things can trigger hot flushes. Try to avoid these triggers, or at least minimise exposure to them.
Exercise: Regular exercise can help regulate body temperature and reduce stress.
Sometimes you may be crying out for a quick fix and this is where Snake Brand prickly heat cooling powder can come to your rescue. It has fast acting cooling properties to soothe hot skin rapidly and as it's a dusting powder, can be applied directly to the area you need it most. Rashes, itchiness and hot flushes are calmed quickly, providing fast relief.
We were contacted by Sue, who kindly shared her experience of menopausal hot flushes. She said "I’m being forced through the menopause due to my cancer treatment - the hot flushes are obviously vile - but snake powder really helps. I always keep a tin in my car - and I share it with any menopausal ladies. I see so many ladies struggling like me in the cancer treatment suite with the effects of the menopause. But this works better than deodorant."
"As soon as I feel a hot flush - I will wipe my face and neck with a baby wipe and then apply the talc as soon as my skin is dry. If I’m with a friend I get them to pull the back of my t shirt away from the back of my neck and put it there too. The menthol gives immediate relief - and that can last a good two or three hours - I used to have about 3 or 4 hot flushes an hour!"
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