Gift of Womanhood
Being a woman is a gift. In so many ways, it’s true. We have a connection to life in a way those with male anatomy don’t. The flip side of that statement, though, is a sarcastic, “Being a woman is a GIFT.” Most of us have forty plus years of periods and PMS, and some of us experience pregnancy and labor pains. Just about that time we’re ready to move into a new phase of life, we do. A hot and flashy phase. What a gift.
What Are Hot Flashes?
When we become a woman of a certain age, we realize that we’re no longer just superwomen, we’re supercharged. How do we know? Because we begin to get power surges, also known as hot flashes. For menopausal and post-menopausal women, you know you’re having a hot flash when
- You experience a feeling of being hot
- Your face gets red
- You begin perspiring uncontrollably
These symptoms occur regardless of the temperature indoors or out. When experienced at night, these hot flashes are called night sweats. Your body, quite literally, surges with hormonally driven power that causes your hotness factor to increase exponentially.
What Triggers Hot Flashes?
Even though we can find humor in the capriciousness of our menopausal/post-menopausal bodies, hot flashes are uncomfortable and sometimes even embarrassing. Hot flashes happen at the most inconvenient times: in a meeting at work, while giving a presentation, or while having an intimate or intense conversation. A number of things can trigger hot flashes, including:
- Our old friend and foe, stress
- Spicy foods
- Hot baths or saunas
How Can You Manage Hot Flashes?
There are ways to mitigate hot flash symptoms. There are the things that are always suggested:
- Proper Diet
- Stress reduction
- Mindfulness techniques
But sometimes these first-line techniques just aren’t enough. In that case, you might want to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Rose Canyon Health & Wellness Can Help!
For those in the Mesa, AZ area, Rose Canyon Health and Wellness, provides hot flash relief, including menopausal and post-menopausal treatment options including the use of bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is very effective because bioidentical hormones are created in a laboratory from natural elements, making them molecularly identical to hormones made by the body. Bioidentical hormones are very effective as a treatment option because they have fewer side effects than traditional HRT and they mimic hormones produced by the body more closely than synthetic hormones do.
Hot Flashes: How Rose Canyon Health and Wellness Can Make a Difference
Our practitioner, Megan Haden, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in both integrative and functional medicine. She uses traditional medical and alternative medicine practices to help you facilitate your best health, so you’re getting the best of both worlds. Megan does a thorough, medically based work-up including traditional medical testing and modalities, but she blends that with the treatment of you as a whole person. Megan considers your mental, emotional, and spiritual health in addition to your physical health when creating an individualized treatment plan for you.
Call our office today at (602) 740-2021 to make an appointment. We look forward to helping to create hormonal harmony for you!
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.