How to Prevent Hot Flashes
September 06, 2012
Here are some quick tips on how to prevent hot flashes. Try to avoid these triggers:
• Spicy foods
• Tight clothing
• Cigarette smoke
Other things you can do to keep hot flashes at bay include:
• Stay cool. Keep your bedroom cool at night. Use fans during the day. Wear light layers of clothes with natural fibers such as cotton.
• Try deep, slow abdominal breathing (six to eight breaths per minute). Practice deep breathing for 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the evening and at the onset of hot flashes.
• Exercise daily. Walking, swimming, dancing, and bicycling are all good choices.
• Chill pillows; cooler pillows to lay head on at night might be helpful.