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June 11, 2004



Take the Heat out of Hot Flashes

Hot flashes affect 80 to 85 percent of American

women during menopause. Related to fluctuating estrogen levels,

the episodes increase blood flow to the brain, organs and skin,

causing you to feel warm. They may be followed by chills.

Hot flashes are physically draining, since

your body loses fluids and minerals in the process of perspiring.

And if they occur at your workplace, they can be embarrassing as

well. Night sweats and hot flashes may disrupt your sleep and soak

your sheets, leaving you exhausted and cranky.

To relieve hot flashes, I recommend soy

isoflavones (50 to 100 mg daily). Recent questions about the

effect of purified isoflavones on breast tissue in older women may

make other options better, particularly if you have a strong history

of breast cancer in your family.

I also recommend the herbal remedy Black

Cohosh (80 to 160 mg daily), which has been used by Native American

women for centuries. I’ve also had great results for patients with

vitamin E as d-alpha-tocopherol (800 to 2,000 IU daily).

Read More on Perimenopause:

Getting Started

Quiz: Is it Menopause or Perimenopause

Undoing Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen and Progesterone Are Normally


Checklist for Estrogen Dominance

Keep it SIMPLE Tip — Acupressure for Insomnia

Nutritional Therapies

Diet for Combating Estrogen Dominance

Nutritional Supplements for Estrogen


Nutritional Supplements to Promote Progesterone


Other Power Supplements for Perimenopause

Complementary Therapies

The Pump



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