Some women are lucky enough to go through menopause without severe sweating, but as for the majority, sweating in the form of night- and day-sweats and hot flashes is a big issue.
This seems to be the sarcastic “cherry on the cake” as menopause already beats you down with severe mood swings, feeling bloated, weight gain, hair loss, and many, MANY other unpleasant symptoms.
However, looking at what causes all of these annoying problems during menopause, and tackling it at the root cause, it might not seem like a scary obstacle to face…
Different forms of sweating can usually be attributed to a fall in the hormone levels, mostly estrogen, which then sends the body into a tumble of unwanted symptoms…
The most common symptoms are night sweats and hot flashes, which can be described as “Profusely sweating at night whilst awake or asleep” and “A sudden feeling of glowing warmth in parts of- or the entire body”.
However, these sweating episodes can also take place during the day, and can often be accompanied by mood swings.
Some women can anticipate an episode of sweating coming up, simply by looking at the warning signs…
It typically starts in the upper body with intense heat and spreads to the chest, causing redness, and moves to the face and neck.
The sweating can last a few seconds or up to an hour. How long these episodes last and how often they occur vary from woman to woman.
Some women sweat so much that they have to change clothing.
Menopause sweating can be disruptive and embarrassing. About 70 percent of women suffer from sweating during menopause.
Luckily you there are ways to minimize the risk or at least the severity of these sweating episodes. These treatments include lifestyle changes and natural treatments…
This should be the first step in treatment.
- Hot drinks and caffeine are known to trigger hot flashes (which cause sweating). Reducing the amount of hot coffee, tea and other beverages with caffeine can eliminate that trigger.
- Exercise and weight loss help reduce the effects of sweating during menopause.
- Spicy foods, too much wine with dinner and stress can trigger hot flashes and sweating.
- Prescription drugs and hormone therapy are another treatment for hot flashes and sweating.
Note: These treatments come with the highest risk factors and should be discussed with a doctor for recommendations and effects.
If you need to lose weight, we recommend the Manna Diet and exercise, as described in the free eBook. We also suggest the less intrusive action, like the Manna Menopause Support supplement, which can help to increase estrogen levels in the most natural way without any side effects.