Homeopathic remedies for Hot Flashes


The heat is on!! Understanding the science behind hot flashes:

A hot flash is a sudden and intense feeling of heat that is felt on the upper parts of the body, like the face, chest, and neck. There is a sensation of heat which may be accompanied by redness of the face, night sweats, increased heartbeat and, sometimes, a tingling in the fingers. These symptoms are very commonly noted in menopausal and peri-menopausal females. However, other disorders (like diabetes mellitus) may also cause hot flashes. 

Hot flashes usually occur in women between the age group of 40-55 years. Some females also experience these during their regular cycles. They tend to occur more during the night and tend to affect sleep.

An episode of a hot flash can last for between one to five minutes, or occur multiple time in an hour. In some cases, it occurs less frequently, (like a few times a week or month) while some experience it daily. These hot flashes can last for approximately six months to a year but can last longer in some women.

Symptoms that you are experiencing hot flashes:

You are likely to experience the following symptoms during a hot flash episode:

  • Intense heat over the face, neck and chest
  • Sudden reddening of the skin
  • Flushing of the face
  • Sweating, primarily on the upper body
  • Increased heart rate
  • A marginal increase in systolic blood pressure
  • A feeling of chills in the body

This unexpected sensation can cause substantial discomfort and embarrassment, especially if it occurs in a public place or workplace. One may panic and feel anxious or irritable. Night sweats can cause a disturbed sleep pattern and thus increase anxiety.

Hot flashes and hormones: Causes of hot flashes:

Hot flashes are primarily linked to hormonal changes, typically experienced during menopause in women. During this phase, estrogen levels fluctuate, disrupting the body’s thermoregulation process, leading to sudden heat sensations. However, other factors like certain medications, stress, anxiety, and medical conditions may also trigger hot flashes.

There is no specific cause given as to why hot flashes occur, but there are various theories which explain their occurrence. About 60-70% of all women experience it during their menopause. However, it is not mandatory that every female will have it during menopause. Given below are the various factors which are related to cause hot flashes:

  • A Drop in the Estrogen Levels
  • An increase of Thyroid Hormone (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Anti-Depressants and Other Medications
  • Stress, Anxiety, and the Production of Adrenaline

Surviving  the blaze of homoeopathy:

Homeopathy is a holistic and natural approach to addressing hot flashes. It focuses on individualized treatment, taking into account the person’s unique symptoms and constitution. Unlike conventional treatments that often carry side effects, homeopathic remedies are non-toxic and safe. Additionally, they do not interfere with other medications, making them suitable for all age groups.

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

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Hot flash SOS!! Homeopathic Remedies from Similia India for hot flashes

Lachesis: This remedy is often prescribed for women experiencing intense hot flashes, particularly during menopause. The person may feel worse in warm conditions and have a strong aversion to tight clothing. Lachesis can alleviate symptoms such as palpitations and irritability.

Sepia: Sepia is recommended for women who experience hot flashes along with feelings of sadness, indifference, and irritability. These individuals may have a sallow complexion and prefer solitude.

Glonoinum: Glonoinum is well-suited for sudden, violent hot flashes that are accompanied by throbbing headaches. The person may feel better in the open air and worse in the heat.

Sanguinaria: This remedy is indicated for women experiencing hot flashes that mainly affect the head and face. These flashes may occur periodically and are often accompanied by a flushed face and restlessness.

Belladonna: Belladonna is prescribed for individuals who have sudden, intense hot flashes with a throbbing sensation and red face. They may also experience a pounding headache and increased sensitivity to light and noise.

Sulphur: Hot flushes appear at night and are worse from the heat of the bed with burning and itching. There is heat at the top of the head but with a feeling of cold on the soles of the feet or a feeling of burning on the soles so that the patient wants to stick them out of bed.

Phosphorus: The characteristics of this remedy are hot flushes that burn along the back travelling up the spine and between the shoulders. Plus hot palms and cold feet. Hypersensitive, especially to perfume and can have the sensation that there is a weight upon their chest.

Preventive Measures For Hot Flashes: restoring the balance:

While hot flashes cannot be entirely prevented, certain lifestyle modifications can help reduce their frequency and intensity:

Dressing in layers: Wearing lightweight, breathable fabrics and dressing in layers allows better control over body temperature.

Maintaining a cool environment: Keeping the living space adequately ventilated and using fans or air conditioning can alleviate hot flash discomfort.

Stress management: Practising relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or deep breathing can reduce stress and its impact on hot flashes.

Dietary adjustments: Avoiding spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol, and maintaining a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains may help.

Regular exercise: Engaging in physical activity can regulate hormonal balance and improve overall well-being.

 Say goodbye to sweating:

Certain lifestyle habits can aggravate hot flash symptoms. You can reduce the intensity of hot flashes through lifestyle modifications

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Keep your weight in check - Reduce weight if you are overweight or obese
  • Try relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a well balanced and healthy diet

 Finding solace naturally :

Some alternative and natural home remedies can help with symptoms but one must consult their doctor before taking any of these -

  1. Soy products
  2. Red clover
  3. Flaxseed or flaxseed oil
  4. Dong Quai - Chinese herbal medicine
  5. Black cohosh
  6. Reduce stress 
  7. Keep cool water handy 
  8. Use a fan to cool your skin.
  9. Maintain a comfortably cool temperature in your bedroom.
  10. Try herbal remedies that act as hormones
  11. Exercise to reduce fat. 
  12. Modify your diet. 

The bottom line:

In conclusion, homeopathy offers a holistic approach to treating Hot flashes. The remedies mentioned above can treat the underlying causes of the condition and offer relief from the discomfort. However, it is important to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for the correct dosage and duration of treatment. 

Once your body begins menopausal changes, the symptoms can last for a few years or longer. Still, this doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the discomfort of hot flashes. By making simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce the heat before it creeps up on you. 

Blog Prepared by Dr Noreen Naushad, Manufacturing Chemist, Similia India

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