As many of you have noticed, hot flashes start happening even BEFORE menopause!
And you thought they were only supposed to come AFTER your period was over!
Nope! That's not the case because it is the BALANCE of your hormones and the steady production of your hormones that keep hot flashes at bay.
It's a sudden feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. Hot flashes start when blood vessels near the skin's surface widen to cool off, making you break out in a sweat. Some women have a rapid heart rate or chills, too.
Hot flashes can really interrupt your day, take your mind off the things you want to accomplish, and put a tail spin in your productivity, interrupting your ability to enjoy the moment!
Hormonal imbalances are usually related to lifestyle choices, in which case they can be easily addressed. Once you have identified the underlying trigger, it is easier to respond.
Anxiety and Stress can set Hot Flashes off and make you even more stressed; creating a vicious cycle. To combat this, make sure that you are deep breathing every single day. Paced breathing will deepen your inhales, slow your heart rate, and cool your body. Inhale fully, slowly, and deeply into your belly for five seconds, and exhale completely for five seconds for a span of 15 minutes.
A single hot flash can last anywhere from one to five minutes and may occur a few times a week for some women or daily for others.