Hot flushes are bad enough on an average day, never mind adding the sun into the equation! Although the summer in the UK is a bit hit and miss, we typically have those warmer months and occasionally even a heatwave!
If you suffer from hot flushes, the last thing you want is added heat, making the whole ordeal ten times worse. Don’t worry, we’ve got some solutions and some steps you can take, to make life more bearable throughout summer.
The LaBalance Device
During both perimenopause and menopause, our bodies are unbalanced as a result of diminishing hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Our SNS (sympathetic nervous system) goes into overdrive, trying to overcompensate. LaBalance uses a unique directional device to help re-balance the ANS (autonomic nervous system). Therefore, reducing common menopause symptoms such as hot flushes. Wearing the device 24/7 keeps your body in balance and has been proven to help up to 71% of women, with up to 24 symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. For many women, LaBalance is their best friend all year round, but most are especially grateful for it in the summer. Not only this, but it’s also beneficial to use LaBalance after menopause, once the hot sweats have stopped
Loose Fitting Clothes
Try to wear loose-fitting clothes when possible in the summer. This might seem obvious, but it’s easily forgotten at the start of the day when it seems a little nippy. You get dressed for the crisp morning air, but often forget that by 3pm, the sun has been beaming down for a few hours and suddenly those tight trousers are your worst enemy! Try some linen trousers, a loose fitting blouse or a light and airy dress. Take an extra layer for the morning, something which can be easily removed when the sun comes out.
Keep a bottle of water close by and try sipping icy water when you can, to keep your temperature down. Stay away from caffeinated drinks and spicy food too. If you do feel a hot flush coming on, try not to panic since stress can make the whole experience worse.
Carry A Small Hand-held Fan
It’s not ideal having to use a fan, despite the hand-held ones being small, they aren’t exactly discreet. However, the great thing about summer is that everyone is hot, so a fan doesn’t automatically scream ‘hot flush’.
Exercise More Often
Did you know that regular exercise can help reduce hot flushes and potentially make them less severe? Women who lead a sedentary life often suffer much worse than those who are active. We recommend doing some light exercise at the end of each day and in this case, you want to work up a sweat!
Wearing the LaBalance could resolve the majority of your problems related to hot flushes and night sweats, therefore these extra precautions might not be needed. We hope these tips help you out this summer. If they did, please share this with a friend and spread the message.