Cure For Hot Flashes?

Playing New Hot Flash Cure?

Is there something that can help with hot flashes associated with menopause? The Doctors investigate one product's cooling claims.

Like 85 percent of women, Doctors’ staff member Terry has been battling her own personal heat wave for years and has volunteered to test a new product that claims to lower your skin temperature.

Terry says she can have up to 5 hot flashes a day and also experiences them in the middle of the night. She says other women warned her about how bad they could be, but she says she never fathomed it could be this uncomfortable. She likens her hot flashes to “walking into an oven.” She has even resorted to keeping a bucket of ice water on her desk, having a fan with her at all times and even sticking her head into the refrigerator in order to beat the heat.

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But is there a product that can help?

Terry tested Cool Flash that claims to lower body temperature by activating cold receptors in the skin, which can lower one’s skin temperature. So how did she feel after using the product for a week?

“I’m happy to say that is has worked for me. It’s got a cooling effect. It’s discrete,” she reports. Adding with a smile, “It kind of feels like a tall, dark, handsome man is blowing on the back of my neck! It’s really nice. It’s a nice cooling effect. I love it.”

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ER physician Dr. Travis Stork reminds the crowd that our test was far from scientific and only included one participant.

Regardless, Terry says that she will continue to use the product in order to keep cool when her hot flashes flare up!

According to Healthline, other ways to help with hot flashes include:

  • Dress in layers, in order to easily adjust your temperature
  • Drink ice water at the start of a flash
  • Wear cotton clothes to bed and use cotton bed linens
  • Have an ice pack near your bed

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One approach to avoid a heat up is being mindful of possible hot flash triggers to avoid, which include:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Hot rooms
  • Stress
  • Tight clothing
  • Smoking