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Chill out: tips to treat your hot flashes

by Margery Gass | Sep 13, 2012
Keeping your body cool can help keep hot flashes at bay. Here are just some of the cool tricks:
  • Keep ice water handy to sip.
  • Turn down the thermostat.
  • Use a ceiling fan or air conditioning.
  • Dress cool—wear cotton, linen, or rayon, and avoid wool, other synthetic fabrics, and silk.
  • Stick to open-necked shirts.
  • Dress in layers so you can take something off if you’re feeling warm.
  • At night, take a cool shower before bed, wear cotton nightclothes or loose fitness clothing designed to wick away moisture, and keep an ice pack under your pillow.
  • Get a bigger bed if you and your partner are on different “heat planets.”


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An internationally recognized leader in the field of menopause, Dr. Gass became Executive Director of The North American Menopause Society in 2010. Dr. Gass has been an investigator on numerous research projects, including serving as a principal investigator for the Women’s Health Initiative, and has published and presented on a wide range of topics related to menopause, including osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, and hormone therapy.

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