Thursday, December 30, 2010

Causes of Hot & Cold Flashes | How to Eliminate Hot & Cold Flashes From Anxiety

Leave a Comment
The Concept of Hot and Cold Flashes, although popular, is littered with confusion due to all kinds of rumors flying around. My purpose is to reduce this confusion by restoring some common sense and criteria into this concept to make it more useful.
Cold herbs are for expelling the internal heat from the body, for purging any "undesirable" substance, or for calming the liver, which often becomes overactive. You may feel cooler or more relaxed after taking them. Some examples:
  • Huang Qin
  • Lian Qiao
  • Zhi Mu
  • Ban Zhi Lian
  • Huang Bai
Astragalus is gaining fame for its ability to support strong immune system functioning. I throw a few tongue-depressor-like pieces in my soups, where they infuse their goodness without imparting much flavor. Powdered astragalus can be added to almost anything, from oatmeal to pancakes, soups to gravies. And there is always the tincture, which works well in doses of 1-3 droppers a day.

Why Do Hot and Cold Work so well?

It's all to do with the muscles and the blood vessels. Many headache pains are caused by enlarged blood vessels pressing on surrounding nerves. Applying something cold to the area can help to constrict those vessels, reducing their diameter and lessening the pounding headache.

Some headaches are caused by tension and anxiety. This tightens up the muscles which then pinch nerves and enlarge blood vessels. Applying cold or heat to them (or alternating between the two) can loosen them up, releasing the pinched nerves and calming down the blood vessels.

Clary sage is well known for treating hormone imbalances. It contains sclareol, a diterpene alcohol that makes it estrogen-like in its effect on the body. It has a euphoric effect in general, can act as a uterine tonic, help with painful menses, hot flashes, post-natal depression, panic attacks, impotence, and frigidity. It is considered an oil that is a "gift to the female." It can get rid of monthly boat, regulate menses, balance the endocrine system including the pituitary and the pancreas making it helpful for diabetics.

If you are going through menopause the old adage "forewarned is forearmed" is one of the best pieces of advice you can get. Knowing about the sorts of things you might feel during menopause allows you to be mentally prepared. And since there are so many symptoms of menopause, you need to be ready for almost anything, not least of all heart rate irregularities, migraines, weight gain, sleep problems, mood swings, depression, muscular and joint pains. There are lesser known symptoms as well.

People also ask

Why do men have hot flashes?
Hot flashes can also occur in men. Most commonly, they arise as a result of a dramatic drop in testosterone levels in men who have their testes surgically removed (as part of the treatment for prostate cancer) or who are taking medications that counteract the effects of testosterone.

What does it mean when you have hot flashes?
Hot flashes are mostly caused by the hormonal changes of menopause, but can also be affected by lifestyle and medications. A diminished level of estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for controlling your appetite, sleep cycles, sex hormones, and body temperature.

Can man at 78 years get hot flush?

While it is true that hot flashes are more common in women, hot flashes in men are not unusual. Male hot flashes are caused by a severe testosterone deficiency that can occur in andropause (male menopause) and in androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.

What is the cause of hot flashes?
A hot flash, sometimes called a hot flush, is a quick feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face and sweating. The exact cause of hot flashes is not known, but may be related to changes in circulation. Hot flashes happen when the blood vessels near the skin's surface dilate to cool.
If You Enjoyed This, Take 5 Seconds To Share It