HWHR-Why Are You Getting Hot Flushes?
Why are you getting hot flushes? This is the question we answer today in our HWHR mini series episode. They are symptoms that many women tend to experience as they transition through menopause. So, in today’s episode we give you an insight into WHY they may be occurring and what you could do NUTRITIONALLY to help alleviate them.
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Discussing the potential causes of hot flushes, which are thought to be principally due to low oestrogen levels. But consideration is also given to other factors that are known to exacerbate these symptoms in some individuals including: coffee, alcohol and certain spices.
Thinking about hot flushes and how they could impact on running performance directly but also indirectly. Could they affect hydration status? Could they lead to poor sleep, which is well known for impacting on exercise performance? We discuss these ideas here.
Moving on to consider how nutrition and a healthy diet could help alleviate these symptoms. Delving into some if the oestrogenic foods known to support hormone balance including: soy and flaxseed.
Introducing a couple of lifestyle tips that may help reduce the severity of hot flushes
The suggestions we make during this episode are for guidance and
advice only, and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.
If you have any concerns regarding your health, please contact
your healthcare professional for advice as soon as possible.
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