Menopausal Hot Flashes Heat And Humidity
Author : Sean Ouellettte
Submitted : 2012-03-05 18:12:11 Word Count : 870 Popularity: 55
Tags: menopausal hot flashes. hot flashes
Summer warmth and humidity can play havoc on menopause symptoms, especially inducing more menopausal hot flashes and night sweats. In various cases high levels of humidity is recognized as more of a bad guy than elevated temperatures.
But, prominent heat coupled with constant high humidity is perhaps one of the worst case scenarios for the menopausal hot flash/night sweat sufferer.
High humidity seems particularly insidious due to the fact that many describe the result as stifling, not being able to breathe and a suffocating 'pressure cooker' effect. You can see that high humidity with accompanying endemic temperatures in the high 90's or 100's can be problematic.
Even if a menopausal symptoms sufferer is changing ones diet with symptom lowering supplements, common sense dictates that they may want to stay away from the hottest and most humid piece of the day by seeking cooler environments.
Considering hot climate vacation destinations, the menopausal hot flash symptom sufferer may want to avoid long mid-day strolls on the beach (this usually means hot sand and no shade) in deference to the (relatively) cold water of the swimming pool or air conditioned room. The romantic walk on the beach can be saved for late afternoon/early evening when the sun is not at its zenith and the ocean winds havepicked up.
If you are an u.s. citizen from the East or Midwest, you need to be particularly knowledgeable of the impressive climate changes you will experience if traveling to tropical areas during summer months.
You may need to briefly 'up' your menopause treatment supplement dosage to assist in counteract the temperature/humidity changes and to avoid direct sun exposure during the most oppressive portions of the day.
These tricks shouldn't imply that the menopausal vacationer (having spent a small fortune to arrive at their 'dream' vacation spot) should limit themselves to their air conditioned room for the whole trip, but that some common sense rules should apply.
During the hottest portion of the day and if outdoors, one should look for any available shade.
Other considerations should include the avoidance of hot and spicy foods, coffee, hot beverages and the wearing of tight and confining clothing.
Preferences should lean toward light colored light weight (wicking capable) clothes, a lot of clean water, or sport type drinks known to replace electrolytes. It's very simple to quickly be dehydrated in much warmer climates. Staying hydrated is very valuable.
Though tempting, try to prevent most of the fruit based alcohol based drinks offered by the local people. These are very heavily loaded down with various types of spirits which are the antagonist of hot flashes and night sweats. Alcohol laced beverages sharpen dehydration, not the other way around.
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If you are a FemFlax supporter, be sure to take along extra capsules to ward off menopausal hot flashes and so that you are better able to combat the tougher (than accustomed to) local temperature/humidity conditions.