Menopause Hot Flashes remedies discussed on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’
(Best Syndication News) - Doctor Oz had a segment on yesterday's ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ were he explained remedies and things women can do to relieve night-time menopause hot-flash symptoms. The doctor explained that 3 out of 4 menopausal women suffer from night-sweats. Menopausal hormones are not regulated as well as before which can cause the body to have these hot flashes, he added.
Doctor Oz did caution viewers on his TV show; if they had hot flashes at night and were losing weight without trying, this could be a symptom of cancer. In addition, diabetes can also cause night-sweats, he said. Therefore, if you have night sweats you might want to see your doctor.
What can help trigger a hot flash? There are several different things. Doctor Oz said that caffeine, alcohol, hot sauce, exercise before bedtime, anxiety and anger, can all make hot flashes worst. So possibly reducing these triggers may help relieve some hot flashes.
Menopause Hot Flash Remedies
Doctor Oz said that one study found licorice root extract could reduce hot flash symptoms. He suggested adding a couple of drops in tea.
On the National Institute of Health’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine website, they warn that the Licorice Root can cause problems with people that are taking diuretics or corticosteroid medicines, which can suffer from dangerously low potassium levels. People with high blood pressure, heart disease, and pregnant women should be careful taking licorice root warns the government website. This government website did not even mention that licorice root could help with menopause hot flashes however at Cancer.gov they do mention licorice root extract and do not advise women taking the supplement because not enough is known if it increases breast cancer risk or not. Therefore, anyone should consult with their doctor before taking any herbal supplements.
Flaxseed powder and flaxseed oil was also recommended by Dr. Oz. However, another study by Mayo Clinic and North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) found that flaxseed did not provide relief. The researcher on this study did add that Flaxseed offers a good source of fiber, which can help alleviate constipation. The Cancer.gov website said that research is ongoing into ground flaxseed and they did not conclude any benefits yet.
Dr. Oz recommended wicking sheet sets for the bed. The fabric will take extra sweet and wick it away from the body to help keep you cool. In addition, he had a cooling comforter blanket that would not keep in the hot air that your body generates. The last item Dr. Oz showed was a called a bed cooling system with is a fan that blows cool air at the bottom of the bed under the blankets and sheets to keep you from heating up at night.
By: Marsha Quinn