Lowered estrogen levels can cause the temperature control area of the brain to malfunction. When the body gets accustomed to the lower estrogen levels, hot flashes usually disappear. Until that happens, hot flashes can be alleviated through a number of home remedies.
A hot flash usually lasts under 3 minutes; reminding yourself of this fact can make the time more bearable.
Find Your Trigger
A warm room, warm bed, spicy foods or a hot meal can trigger symptoms. Try to identify the cause of your symptoms.
Wear layers so you can cool yourself when the hot flash occurs.
Drinking water helps the body maintain regular body temperature.
Cut the Coffee
Stress hormones stimulated by caffeine beverages can trigger a hot flash.
Cotton and Wool
Avoid clothes with synthetic fibers that can trap heat and perspiration.
Avoid Large Meals
Eating six small meals a day instead of three larger ones will help regulate body temperature.