Posted December 10, 2021
By Dr. Luis Dominguez In Women's Health

Hot flashes and chronic stress are common dreaded symptoms for women, but they don’t have to be. Bioidentical hormones can bring relief.

Hot flashes are uncomfortable; there’s no doubt. If you have frequent hot flashes, you’re probably not getting quality sleep and feel irritable often. Add in chronic stress, and both of these symptoms can be draining and debilitating. Chronic stress can interfere with your daily life and lead to other health problems if not taken care of. Some people try lifestyle alternatives with little to no relief, and some opt for bioidentical hormones. We’re going to cover all the ways you can tackle these two life-disrupters so you can get your life back on track the way that you prefer. 

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Here are five ways to beat your hot flashes and stress so you can finally get some relief.

Cause of Hot Flashes

Hot flashes can happen to anyone, but when it starts to interrupt your life and be a common occurrence, it can signal a health problem. Hot flashes are a common problem for women. They typically affect your mood, energy levels, sleep, and sexuality.  

While it is not clear what causes hot flashes, scientists believe that some triggers are related to the fluctuation of hormones. It is usually triggered by estrogen, progesterone, and thyroid hormone levels. 

This means your body’s neuroendocrine system is in a state of flux, with hormone levels changing quickly. Bioidentical hormones work to allow your body to regulate its temperature, causing fewer hot flashes. 

5 Ways to Tackle Hot Flashes and Chronic Stress

There are several ways you can tackle reoccurring hot flashes and chronic stress. Educating yourself on different remedies can stop your hot flash or chronic stress in its tracks, and you can also reduce the severity.

# 1 – Cold baths and showers

 We know most people love a nice, hot shower after a long day, but you may want to do the opposite to tackle hot flashes. Take a cold bath or shower for immediate relief when you get a hot flash. 

You can also pay attention to when you usually get your hot flashes. Is it in the evening? How about in the middle of the night? For example, if you get hot flashes in the evening, that’s when you can take your shower for the day.

If you experience most of your hot flashes in the middle of the night, take a nice cold shower right before you hop into bed. This method will put you one step ahead of your hot flashes. While it may not be a cure and you will still experience them, you can reduce the amount.

Learn More Here: Goodbye to Aging with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Did you know cold showers can also take you out of flight or fight mode when dealing with stress? This is a win-win.

#2 – Be mindful of your diet

Try your best to stay away from spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol. Doing so can limit your hot flashes and the severity when you experience them. Eating more flaxseed, soybeans, fruits, vegetables, chickpeas, and other plant estrogens can help. Eating healthier and cleaner food can contribute to less stress and feeling good overall.

#3 – Lifestyle changes

Simple lifestyle changes can make a huge impact. For example, dressing in fewer layers when you go to bed, keeping your room cooler at night. Not only will you benefit from fewer hot flashes with a cooler room, but it’s a fact people even sleep better when the temperature is turned down at night. Pay attention to also see where your stress stems from. Does it happen at a certain time of the day? Is it around certain people or situations? Figuring that out can help you make any necessary change.

#4 – Know your triggers

Paying attention to when you experience hot flashes and stress will help identify what needs to change. For example, do you notice more stress or hot flashes when you eat fast food, sugar, or excess carbs? It’s common for women to notice more hot flashes when eating sugar, so don’t be surprised if this is the case for you. Sugar can also cause excess stress and anxiety.

#5 – Hormone therapy

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, bioidentical therapy in Miami may be more effective for you. While you should still maintain a healthy lifestyle, diet, and know your triggers, having a more reliable method can provide you with long-lasting relief that gets to the root of the issue.

What to Expect With Bioidentical Hormones

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One of the most overlooked benefits of hormone replacement therapy is relieving chronic stress. For women, it’s nearly impossible to avoid hot flashes and sleepless nights during perimenopause and menopause. Luckily, with proper hormone replacement therapy, you can beat these symptoms. Some women find that they become less anxious and scared during this time. This is because mood-altering hormones are no longer as depressed, and the endocrine system is working properly.

That all sounds good, but how does it work?

You will need to consult with one of our hormone doctors in Miami to see if bioidentical hormones are right for you. Next, you will talk about any goals and decode your body’s internal Blueprint. You will then take hormones in the form of an injection, patch, cream, or pill. The whole process is non-invasive, even the treatment side. Each person is different, but most patients notice results within 2-3 weeks and full effects within eight weeks.

The Leading BHRT Clinic in Miami FL

At NuLife Institute, we realize that not all women going through menopause will experience the same set of symptoms, nor do you have to be in menopause to benefit from HRT. We will tailor your hormone replacement program to your unique needs and lifestyle to maximize your benefits and optimize your results.

Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.

“I expected to have to deal with night sweats and hot flashes when I hit menopause, but I was stunned to found out my bone scans revealed my bones were getting dangerously fragile. Said that bioidentical hormone replacement could treat all of my menopause symptoms as well as treat my osteoporosis and prevent further bone loss. — Tammy B. Miami, FL

Contact NuLife Institute in Miami today to schedule a free consultation.  Our number is 305-400-0005. We can’t wait to help you discover the comfort you deserve.

Meet The Doctor

Miami hormones specialist

Dr. Luis Dominguez, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Dominguez’s primary area of specialization is the power of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). He has extensive expertise in sexual health and regenerative medicine …

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