Help For Hot Flashes
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