Patients of Nurse Midwives ONLY will now been seen at 207 Sparks Avenue, Suite 301 in Jeffersonville.

Hot Flashes, Cold Weather

You’re bundled up because it’s freezing outside, when all of a sudden, a hot flash hits. 

It’s hard enough to breathe through a hot flash with just a T-shirt on. Adding layers of cold weather gear can make it feel like you’re roasting like a Christmas turkey in the oven. 

Menopause isn’t fun any time of year. But here are some tips to help cool off when your personal furnace kicks on.

  • Identify your triggers.
  • Avoid common triggers: alcohol, caffeine, diet pills, spicy and hot foods, smoking.
  • Keep cold water nearby, take a drink when you feel a hot flash coming on.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Try relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, massage, hypnosis or yoga.
  • If night sweats are a problem, take a cool shower before bedtime, keep the temperature in your bedroom cool and don’t pile on too many covers.