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    What causes severe hot flashes during menopause?

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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I am going through menopause and experiencing hot flashes. I can deal with them during the day, but it gets difficult at night. I'm getting on the average 4 hours of good sleep. What can I do without taking hormone replacement? This has been going on for 8 months.
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Menopro powder can help.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Since you are looking for alternatives to hormone replacement the commonest ones and those found beneficial are compounds containing isoflavones and lignanes. These include soy, flax seeds, red clover, whole cereals, whey proteins, legumes and green leafy vegetables. You can also use menopro powder 2 spoonfuls with milk twice daily. Other measure are regular light exercise like yoga or walking, use of evening primrose oil. Calcium supplementation is important to prevent osteoporosis.

If the symptoms are severe then you may need SSRI's or SNRI group of drugs that modulate the estrogen receptors and prevent hot flashes. They need prescription and you may discuss their use and side effects with your doctor before using as they ultimately modulate the hormones. Most cause severe nausea and decrease libido.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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