Hot flashes and night sweats - menopause
Hot flashes and night sweats are one of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause. Doctors think that the lack of estrogen is responsible, but estrogen replacement therapy can only stop the hot flashes and night sweats temporarily, it can not cure it.
Causes of Night Sweats
Hot flashes and night sweats happen due to lack of estrogen hormone, and there may be several things that can trigger it, like stress, white sugar, acidic foods, marijuana or tobacco, hot saunas and tubs, hot drinks, caffeine, alcoholic drinks, hot weather, anger or saturated fats like margarine or meat.
When hot flashes happen during the night they are called night sweats. You may fell dizziness, perspiration, emotional uproar, heart palpitations, headaches or depression. Night sweats lasts from several second to few minutes. You can try to keep glass of water at your bedside together with bottle of motherwort, and that use 10-15 drops in a glass of water.
There are many herbal and homeopathic remedies that you can use for your night sweat problems. They are all non evasive, non toxic, easy to use and without side effects but before you start to use any of them, it would be a good idea to consult your doctor, or herbal or homeopathic expert about choice of remedy, ways of use and dosage.
Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies for Night Sweats
Homeopathic remedies can ease many of post menstrual symptoms and problems. Sepia is recommended for cases when your flashes leave you weak, exhausted, depressed or nauseated. Sanguinaria is good in cases when your cheeks fells burning and red, and your hands and feet are cold. Sulfuricum acidum is recommended in cases when your hot flashes include trembling and sweating, and are worse at the evenings or with exercises.
Belladonna is good for cases when flash centers on your face, which feels burning and bright red. You may also feel agitated and restless. Lachesis is recommended remedy in cases when your flashes started from the top of your head, and are accompanied by headaches, sweating and easily irritated skin. Ferrum metallicum, Valeriana or Pulsatilla are also the homeopathic remedies that you can use to ease your problems with hot flashes.
Various herbal remedies and aids are also available for your post menstrual problems, including hot flashes. Black cocosh, Dong quai, Red Clover, or Chaste berry are only some of them. These herbal remedies cool your system and increases oxygen supply to the liver.