Hot flashes may cause lots of troubles to women who have just reached their menopausal age, which is why it is extremely important to find a good treatment. After carefully measuring all available options, medical experts debunk old remedies for hot flashes and name the most effective treatments in a list on the North American Menopause Society.
Most treatments for illnesses that are caused by menopause involve prescriptions of hormones, but very few women actually feel their condition has been improved. More recent approaches recommend hormone-based regimes should be replaced by new treatments.
The North American Menopause Society has made up a list of all possible remedies and structured them into various categories, based on their level of effectiveness. In experts’ opinion, the most efficient are cognitive based therapies and clinical hypnosis. Previous experiments have proven that such medical practices can prevent or ameliorate women’ hot flashes symptoms.
In spite of the growing tendency to resort to natural remedies, medical experts say drug-based treatments remain the most reliable when it comes to treating menopausal women’s problems. They particularly trust clonidine, an anti-high-blood pressure drug that can reduce night sweats and hot flashes. Similarly effective are serotonin, norepinephrine and paroxetine salt.
Scientists remain skeptical about the usefulness of holistic treatments, even though increasingly more health experts recommend them. The NAMS has labeled yoga, physical exercises, and relaxation techniques as unreliable because scientists say there are no actual studies proving their effectiveness.
Doctors, on the other hand, think the effectiveness of hot flashes treatments should not be evaluated only based on scientific evidence. They think physical exercises and proper diets can help improve women’s condition as long as they practice them correctly and on a regular basis.
Women are highly recommended to lose weight when they arrive at menopause, but opinions are divided here. Some doctors say weight has nothing to do with hot flashes, while others think the overall condition of women can be improved if they keep a close eye on their diets. The NAMS has labeled this practice as possibly effective along with stress-reducing techniques.
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