Each day, thousands of women experience the symptoms and ensuing physical body changes accompanied with menopause, typically between the ages of 40 and 58, according to the North American Menopause Society. Though the experience differs among women, for many, these conditions can be frustrating, disruptive and difficult to manage. The most common discomfort that most women will experience during menopause is an unexpected hot flash.
Lasting anywhere from one to five minutes, hot flashes will often occur with little warning and cause a sudden feeling of warmth or heat. More often than not, they’re combined with a rapid beating heart, sweating and redness in the face. Some may feel slightly sick to their stomach or dizzy as a result. Generally, hot flashes are followed by a cold chill. When hot flashes occur in the middle of the night and interfere with sleep, they’re called night sweats, reported the NAMS. Quality and quantity of sleep are both very important and when they’re interrupted by this uncomfortable symptom, it can be very bothersome.
While non-hormonal prescription drugs are available, there are also several natural remedies for relieving menopause-related hot flashes and empowering females to get back on their feet and feel like themselves again. Here are three things you may not have known about hot flashes.
1. Long-lasting hot flashes
Close to 75 percent of perimenopausal American women report experiencing hot flashes, ranging from tolerable to severe, reported the NAMS. Typically, these hot flashes are only experienced for a period of six months to two years, though several studies have depicted a larger time period of 3 to 5 years. Though for some women, these discomforting waves of heat and dizziness can last well into their later years. In fact, an average of 1 in 10 women will continue to get hot flashes into her sixties and seventies, according to the National Institute on Aging.
2.Plant-based supplements are a natural option for relief
As a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy, my Hallelujah Diet® launched Luminology™ – a line of plant-based supplements created to ease many of the discomforts of menopause and support hormonal balance. Packed with MacaPure®, Vitex berry and the superior maca extract, these supplements were designed to provide total relief for all of the discomforts related to menopause. And the results have been proven – 44 women completed a two month study conducted by Luminology™. Close to 85 percent of the women between the ages of 46 and 52 reported positive results after taking the supplements.
“75% of perimenopausal American women report hot flashes.”
There are three products available, for peri-menopause, menopause and post menopause. Luminology™ Breeze is intended for menopause and helps to cool and reduce hot flashes, maintain hormonal balance, reduces stress and brings relief for symptoms such as insomnia, irritability and irregular periods. Clinically proven to relieve mood swings, sleep deprivation, irregular periods and other PMS symptoms during peri-menopause, Luminology™ Balance is best for women in their late thirties and early forties who have started to experience a shifting hormonal landscape. It’s packed with DIM to rid the body of excess estrogen, phytosterols to promote progesterone production and vitamin B6 and zinc to boost antioxidant defenses, to name a few of its benefits. And for those older women living with a lack of bladder control, vaginal dryness and other symptoms of post menopause, the answer is in Luminology™ Clarity.
Helping to bring new life to a woman experiencing the discomforts of menopause, these natural, plant-based supplements are key for restoring confidence, comfort and a healthy lifestyle.
3. Menopause only occurs two-thirds into a woman’s life
It may be strange to consider, but according to the NIA, the average female still has more than 33 percent of her life in front of her after menopause. Popular belief leaves many thinking that menopause is toward the end of the road and therefore, at that time it is too late to make lifestyle changes. However, the source advised that this is in fact as great an opportunity as ever to change one’s lifestyle.
According to Job 5:26, “You will come to the grave in full vigor, Like the stacking of grain in its season.”
Turning toward a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity, the consumption of plenty of water and a whole, natural, plant-based diet is key for not only easing the symptoms of menopause, but also for prolonging one’s health. This can have a profound impact on everything from a woman’s body weight, physical strength and vigor to the health of her skin, teeth, eyes and hair. Use this natural stage of menopausal transition to transform your life for the better.