Imagine leaning over a hot grill, barbecuing a feast for your friends and family. Your face turns fire-engine red, your skin sizzles with millions of hot pin-pricks, and your shirt is soaked with sweat. Now, imagine the same thing happening when you’re in the office or standing in line at the supermarket. It doesn’t happen just once or twice, but day after day for months or even years.
Welcome to the hot-as-heck world of hot flashes, one of the main signs that your body is moving into menopause. Hot flashes are a by-product of fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, which interfere with the nerves controlling your body temperature. So how can you keep your cool? To start, avoid blood vessel-dilating foods such as caffeine, alcohol, and hot or spicy dishes; take a multivitamin with 400 IU of vitamin E (which has been found to cut hot flashes); and use these additional tricks for turning down your internal furnace:
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