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Hot flashes are one of the most annoying things any woman has to deal with when she enters menopause. They are stressful and can disrupt even the basic every day takes a person has to do. When you experience a hot flash, your body temperature rises. That rise is followed by redness, dizziness, sweating and a flushed face. You're probably wondering: why do hot flashes happen? Well, the thing is, we still don't know. The thing medical experts suspect the most is circulation. Hormone fluctuations and changes can affect your blood flow and heart. Blood vessels can dilate and cause massive amounts of sweat to pour out. These come with a rapid heart rate and excessive chills. Some women don't experience them at all, and some experience them their entire lives. Since medicine has advanced, we know what causes hot flashes to worsen. By knowing these causes, you will know how to prevent them. Who says menopause has to be unpleasant? Take the necessary steps and get informed.

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1. Hormonal imbalance

During menopause, sexual hormones fluctuate and become less abundant. This leads to many changes within your whole body. Estrogen, which was at high levels ever since puberty, drops every day. Testosterone and cortisone drop, which results in frequent body temperature changes. There are ways to reverse this effect. The key is to eat foods rich in phytoestrogens. Flax, avocados, almonds, and blueberries are a great aid if you suffer hot flashes often. Introduce them as snacks and enrich your life and diet. Other aspects of your health will improve, too.

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