If your hot flashes are mild, try managing them with these lifestyle changes:
- Keep cool. Slight increases in your body's core temperature can trigger hot flashes.
- Watch what you eat and drink. Hot and spicy foods, caffeinated beverages, and alcohol can trigger hot flashes.
- Don't smoke.
- Lose weight.
Accordingly, do any vitamins cause hot flashes?
Vitamin D supplements can cause or exacerbate hot flashes. This is a great reminder that “Vitamin D” is really not just a vitamin; it's a steroid hormone (like estrogen).
Can vitamin D help hot flashes?
For example, breast cancer patients with higher vitamin D levels have fewer hot flashes and other symptoms than women with lower levels. The vitamin can protect against depletion of serotonin, which plays a role in regulating body heat. And vitamin D deficiency can result in muscle and joint pain.
Is Evening Primrose good for hot flashes?
Evening primrose oil is used for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. Women also use evening primrose oil for premenstrual syndrome (PMS), breast pain, endometriosis, and symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes. In foods, evening primrose oil is used as a dietary source of essential fatty acids.