Banishing Hot Flushes

Banish-Hot-Flushes

Hot flushes are mostly associated with women both before the menopause (perimenopause) and during the menopause. Hot flushes occur without any warning and usually last for a few minutes. Cluttered by a feeling of intense heat that suddenly invades the chest and neck, climbing onto the face, hot flushes can also be accompanied by redness and swelling.

What causes hot flushes?

In most cases, hot flushes can be directly attributed to declining female hormones, particularly oestrogen, leading to an imbalance between the female sex hormones. Certain drugs may induce hot flushes, but these are only in a minority of cases.

Most women may begin to experience hot flushes usually between the ages of 45-55 with the onset of menopause. Menopause is explained as an uninterrupted time span of 12 consecutive months when a woman experiences no menstrual periods and also signals the end of her child bearing years. This is a normal, natural event in every woman’s life and should be considered simply as a phase, rather than a condition. Nevertheless, hot flushes are uncomfortable and many women resort to taking conventional hormone replacement therapy, although increasingly women are now choosing natural remedies that help to alleviate hot flushes, reduce their intensity and help to cope with this transition phase.

How to reduce hot flushes

For those women seeking a natural supplement, we recommend Sage Complex capsules. This supplement contains a comprehensive formulation of herbs that are considered ‘phytoestrogens’, herbs that mimic oestrogen in their chemical structure. Because they are not actually oestrogen itself, generally they are free from side effects. Sage Complex also helps to alleviate night sweats, anxiety and low energy levels.

Additionally, whether the hot flushes are associated with the menopause or simply due to heat in the body, I would also recommend using PhysiCool Rapid Cooling Mist. Using rapid evaporation technology, Physicool Rapid Cooling Mist works instantly to help draw heat away from skin and thus reduces skin temperature to cool the face quickly.

This content is not intended to replace conventional medical treatment. Any suggestions made and all herbs listed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. Personal directions and use should be provided by a clinical herbalist or other qualified healthcare practitioner.

Hormones, Shabir Daya | , , , , , , , ,
  • Penny Field

    I am way past menopause now aged 70. However, I am woken every night at 1-2am boiling hot (and with restless legs and itchy body) and this can last anything up to 2 hours. I have noticed that by adding fresh sage to each meal lessens the misery! I have had my hormones tested and the results are way below the norm for a post-menopausal woman. I need some help with this as it is ruining my life! Thank you for your time ……………….

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Penny, whilst Sage leaves and sage tea may be of some benefit, you might still wish to consider the use of Sage Complex , Many post- menopausal women use Sage Complex or some form of phytoestrogenic supplement because aside from alleviating hot flushes or other menopausal concerns, Sage Complex due to its oestrogen mimicking properties may also offer some protection against joint degradation, low mood and cardiovascular protection. Shabir

  • Amy

    Hi Shabir, I am 55 and one year into menopause. I used to get hot flashes occasionally at night. Now I get them during the day as well. I am also experiencing vaginal,eye and hair dryness. I presently take Vit.E, Vit. D , gloucosamine, Vit.B12 with B6 and folic acid, a probiotic with acidophillus, and Biotin. I was reading about two of your products. Sage complex and omega 7 sea buckthorn oil. Should I just try the Sage for now and if so should I stop taking some of these other supplements? Hair and nails doing better but that’s about it. I am in good health and do not take any meds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated Shabir.

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Amy, the hot flashes are clearly associated with the ongoing decline in female sex hormones and likewise dryness is associated with the lack of oestrogen. I would most definitely recommend Sage Complex to mimic the female hormones and Omega 7 to restore lipids in skin. Whilst these individual vitamins have beneficial properties, I would recommend continuing vitamin D3, vitamin B12 for energy and the probiotics. The use of vitamin E may also help hot flushes but overall I don’t think it is necessary. Shabir

  • Sharon Grady

    Dear Shabir,
    I wonder if you can make a suggestion for combating hot flushes due to being on Tamoxifen. I would not be able to take sage due to its ability to imitate oestrogen. I think probably Vit E & Vit C but I would be interested in your thoughts and advice.
    Many thanks
    Sharon Grady

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Sharon, Sage and other phytoestrogens found in Sage Complex would definitely not be suitable. Many women experience positive benefits with the use of vitamin E supplements. Other remedies worth considering are herbs such as Chaste Berry which are known to influence progesterone levels naturally and help achieve hormonal balance. Topical cooling sprays such as Physical Rapid Cooling Mist work effectively at minimising the impact of these hot flushes and most users experience longer periods of comfort between the flushes.
    Best wishes,
    Shabir

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi, Sage Oil can be drying which is why it is often added to skincare products for combination skin. However Sage leaf is also a wonderful source of phytoestrogens which help mimic the female hormones and it is the lack of hormones that results in dry skin concerns so Sage Complex in sin edgy with other phytoestrogens such as red clover works absolutely effectively to counter common menopausal concerns without causing dry skin concerns.
    Best wishes,
    Shabir

  • http://organisedpauper.wordpress.com/ OrganisedPauper

    Thank you for replying. I see what you mean. That’s quite interesting .Thanks again.

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    You are welcome.

  • SKLEE

    I just watched your video with Trinny. If one is in menopause and also has fibroids, is sage complex still appropriate?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi, Fibroids like many female hormonal concerns are usually associated with oestrogen dominance or a lack of progesterone which may lead to oestrogen dominance. Sage Complex would be a good remedy because phytoestrogens may help to achieve oestrogen balance but my recommendation would be to use chaste berry which is a herb that allows the manufacture of the body’s own progesterone.

    Best wishes,
    Shabir

  • SKLEE

    Thank you! So the Chasteberry would be appropriate for hot flushes as well?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Yes absolutely, Chaste Berry is known help alleviate hot flushes too.

  • Joanne Turner

    How long do you typically need to take the sage complex for before you start to feel a benefit?

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi Joanne, the answer depends upon the level of hormonal insufficiency within the body however most users experience positive benefits between four and six weeks.
    Best wishes,
    Shabir

  • London rocks

    Hello, I am considering taking Safe complex as it looks like it covers just about every symptom of menopause that i have! However, I noticed in the contraindications that it is not suitable for epileptics. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in my 20’s but stopped having seizures in my late 30’s and have now been taken off the register, no medication etc. Do you think taking the sage complex might present a problem? I always value your recommendations. Many thanks

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    Hi, Thujones are chemicals found in Sage leaf that may be responsible for seizures when Sage leaf is taken in high doses. Though these have been minimised in this formuation, and the sage leaf strength is not considered high, it might still be prudent to avoid the use of this supplement just in case as I always err on the side of caution. You may wish to consider using Ladies Choice which is another good supplement for hot flushes and menopausal symptoms which is devoid of any sage leaf as per link below.
    https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/Ladies-Choice/1555

    Best wishes,
    Shabir

  • London rocks

    Thank you so much. You are always so helpful.

  • http://www.victoriahealth.com/ Victoria Health

    You are welcome.