Help For Hot Flashes

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The cause of a hot flash is still a big mys­tery, but what ex­perts do know is that the loss of es­tro­gen af­fects the hy­po­thal­a­mus, a re­gion of the brain that reg­u­lates the body’s tem­per­a­ture. “It’s like the ther­mo­stat in your body is bro­ken,” says Dr. Stephanie S. Faubion, med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the North Amer­i­can Menopause So­ci­ety. Fast, easy fixes? Try a hot flash cool­ing mist, and wear loose-fit­ting lay­ers in mois­ture-wick­ing fab­rics like bam­boo (skip cot­ton — it may breathe well, but it also ab­sorbs wa­ter and will show ev­ery drop of sweat).

Pause Hot Flash Cool­ing Mist, $39, pausewella­g­ing.com

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