Causes of Hot Falshes in women and Home Remedies

A sudden rise in body temperature, which can cause a woman to wake up from sleep, flushed and drenched in perspiration, is the sign of a hot flash. Most people associate hot flashes as a sign of aging, as it is a symptom of menopause or perimenopause. Therefore, many women between the ages of 40 and 50 experience hot flashes, when they do not get their menstrual cycle for a period of 12 consecutive months or so. However, even though the concept of hot flashes in young women sounds odd or unusual, it is quite common. Studies indicate that these hot flashes in young women typically affect women who are in their 30s. Nevertheless, in some instances, women who are in their late 20s may also experience them.

There could be quite a few factors that lead to hot flashes in young women. Given below, are some of the most common causes of hot flashes in young women

  • Excessive stress or emotional problems like anxiety and depression
  • Health problems, such as diabetes, tuberculosis and HIV
  • Overactive thyroid gland, causing a condition known as hyperthyroidism, which can affect women who are in their early 20s and 30s.
  • Problems or abnormal conditions in the pituitary glands
  • Significant decline in the levels of the estrogen hormones, within the body. This could affect women who are between the ages of 15 and 45.
  • Undergoing a complete hysterectomy due to medical reasons
  • Use of certain medication

Therefore, it is important to check with a doctor and identify what the causes of hot flashes in young women could be, to rule out the possibility of any serious underlying conditions.

In case the hot flashes experienced are mild, women choose to deal with them by following simple home remedies. The use of hot flashes natural treatment is widely used throughout the world. There are two herbs, known as Black Cohosh and Pasque Flower, which improve a woman's overall health and help reduce hot flashes. Making a few dietary and lifestyle changes can help a lot in reducing hot flashes, as well as their intensity. Given below are a few steps that can be taken for relief from hot flashes

  • Increasing the intake of water, to ensure that at least 10 to 12 glasses of water are consumed each day
  • Wearing clothes that are loose and well fitting, such that they do not cling to the body. The clothes should also be made of light material, allowing the skin to breathe
  • You could also use an air conditioner or a fan to keep the environment cool. Getting fresh air is also a good idea.
  • Avoiding unhealthy practices such as smoking and drinking

Young women, or anyone for that matter, are advised to follow a healthy diet, which is high in fresh fruits and vegetables and contains moderate amounts of meat containing nitrates. The excess consumption of such foods can increase the risk of hot flashes in young women. In order to get relief from hot flashes and night sweats, caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, refined sugar and energy drinks should also be avoided. For those women who are undergoing any treatment, or take any type of medication regularly, it may be best to speak to a health care provider, for a change in medicines.

The home remedies for hot flashes in young women mentioned above are fairly safe, if used correctly, but it is best to consult a doctor before trying any of them, especially the herbs. It is also important for women to consult a doctor without any delay, in case they experience hot flashes during pregnancy.

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