Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy
Cool the fires of menopause
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy is a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of excessive sweating associated with menopausal hot flushes, including night sweats.
Sage herb has been used traditionally to treat some of the most common and troublesome symptoms of the menopause such as the famous but socially embarrassing and uncomfortable hot flushes. Following close behind are the accompanying night sweats that make peaceful and restful sleep elusive.
Benefits and features
- 3400mg of fresh sage tincture per tablet
- Convenient one-a-day dosage
- Licensed herbal remedy for menopausal hot flushes and night sweats
Extracts of sage herb, such as Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets, have become one of the most popular menopause treatments, gaining a reputation as a simple way of helping deal with excessive sweating, hot flushes and night sweats during the menopause.
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets
A traditional herbal medicinal product used for the relief of excessive sweating associated with menopausal hot flushes, including night sweats exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy. Always read the leaflet.
What do Hot Flush and Night Sweat tablets contain?
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets contain an extract of sage herb obtained from freshly harvested, organically cultivated sage. Sage has been traditionally used as a herb for the relief of excessive sweating, particularly during the menopause.
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy comes in the form of a one-a-day herbal sage tablet.
Each tablet contains 51mg of concentrated dried tincture from fresh Sage (Salvia officinalis L. ) leaves (1:17-18). Extraction solvent: ethanol 68% V/V. This is equivalent to 3400mg of tincture of fresh sage herb (leaves).
Other ingredients used for Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets are microcrystalline cellulose, sucrose laurate and hydrogenated cottonseed oil.
Dosage of Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets may be used by women (over 18 years of age) experiencing symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats.
Don't take Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy if:
- You are allergic to sage herb or any of the ingredients Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets.
- You are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Your symptoms worsen. If you do not feel any benefit within 4 weeks of using Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets, speak to your doctor.
- You have been told by your doctor that you have a rare condition making you intolerant to some sugars such as fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption or sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency, as Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets may not be suitable for you. Please go to FAQ Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets for more information.
No side effects have been reported with the use of products containing Sage extract.
If you notice any side effects please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
FAQ Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets
1. How can Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets help me?
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy ®contains the extract of freshly harvested sage herb, used traditionally for the relief of menopausal symptoms such as excessive sweating, hot flushes and night sweats.
2. How long can I take Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets for?
You may use this herbal menopause remedy for as long as you need to.
3. Can I take Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets together with HRT?
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy ®can be taken together with HRT drugs prescribed by your doctor.
4. Why can't people with intolerance to sugars take the Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets?
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy contains a type of sugar known as sucrose laurate. Some people suffering from certain types of metabolic disorders are unable to tolerate sugars. These conditions are very rare and include fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption and sucrase-isomaltase insufficiency. It is most likely that if you suffer from any of these conditions, your doctor will have told you.
5. Can diabetics use Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets?
Yes. There are no restrictions to the use of Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets in those suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.
Where to buy
Hot Flush and Night Sweat Remedy tablets can be found at pharmacies and health shops nationally.
Symptoms of the menopause to look out for
This article provides an overview of the most common symptoms of menopause you can expect. However, before we start, it has to be said that not every woman going through the menopause will experience symptoms, and if you do, it is likely that these will be mild and resolve quickly.
2. Hot flushes, menopausal sweats & night sweats
Hot flushes, often accompanied by menopausal sweats, are the most common symptoms encountered and experienced by over 80% of women going through the menopause. The problem appears to arise as changes in hormone levels upset the temperature regulating part of the brain.
As hot flushes and sweats often occur together, the two terms are commonly used interchangeably to describe the same set of symptoms. Night sweats are simply excessive sweating or a hot flush at night. As it can disturb sleep, it can potentially be more disruptive on quality of life.
Sudden changes in room temperature, eating spicy foods as well as stressful situations can trigger hot flushes and sweats.
Follow the links for more detailed information on hot flushes and night sweats.
3. Changes in the menstrual cycle
Menopause occurs when periods stop. However, it is rare that the monthly menstrual bleed ceases suddenly. Most commonly, the menstrual cycle becomes irregular with a tendency towards heavier or more painful periods.
Periods may come further apart or there could be spotting in between menstrual bleeds. Sometimes women may go a few months without a period, only for it to return with a vengeance.
Excessively heavy periods may be an indication of fibroids affecting the womb or other gynaecological disorder, especially if accompanied by severe pain. It is always best to consult a doctor if you experience these symptoms.
4. Weight Gain
Becoming older often means a natural reduction in physical activity – so the menopause will not be the only reason for weight gain. Having said that, changes in hormone levels do influence body weight, although the way it does this is not always consistent.
In general, women tend to gain weight during the menopause. Use this information to prepare yourself - exercise more and watch what you eat.
5. Low mood, irritability and anxiety
Falling levels of hormones during the menopause can affect the way the brain functions and women may experience the symptom of low mood or mood swings during the menopause. These symptoms are probably more common than we realise, and very occasionally, the changes in hormones can bring on depression.
Low mood during the menopause is not helped by the fact that this phase of life can be associated with children leaving home, creating ‘empty nests’ – not helpful when you are already feeling a bit down during the menopause.
Anxiety and irritability can also be part of the menopause. Some women find these symptoms similar in nature to pre-menstrual tension (PMT) and cope with them as such. Occasionally, anxiety or irritability may be accompanied by palpitations, or an awareness of one’s heartbeat.
6. Muscle and joint pain
Some women experience symptoms of joint or muscle pain during the menopause. These most commonly affect the muscles and joints of the top half of the body – neck, shoulders, elbows and hands.
Hormones play an important role in a woman’s joint health and fluctuating oestrogen levels during the menopause can have an impact on how your muscles and joints behave.
If you experience symptoms of joint or muscle pain and stiffness, there are a number of ways you can help yourself naturally. Changing your diet can have a positive effect on these symptoms of menopause. Stay away from sugar and increase your intake of vitamin C.
7. Other menopause symptoms
Other symptoms of the menopause are more rarely encountered and include:
- Menopause headaches. These may be a direct outcome of irritability and anxiety. Although not fully understood, it seems that hormonal changes during the menopause may have a direct effect, giving rise to headaches in (probably) the same way that women with migraines suffer headaches at particular points in their menstrual cycle.
- Forgetfulness. Women may experience a tendency to forgetfulness during the menopause and simply put it down to being older. This is not helped if night sweats are disturbing sleep, if you are feeling low or anxious. The symptom often improves as one gets through the menopause. However, you can help yourself by ditching your pride and working with notes and lists. Also, do all you can to get enough sleep which will allow your brain to work more effectively.
- Disturbed sleep. Sleep during the menopause can be disturbed by night sweats and hot flushes and it is true that as these symptoms improve, sleep becomes better. However, as with low mood, the change in hormones during the menopause can, on its own, give rise to disturbed sleep. Symptoms include waking up often during the night, poor quality sleep and driving your partner mad tossing and turning through the night.
- Hair, skin and nails during the menopause. The condition of anyone’s hair, skin and nails can be a sign or symptom of how healthy we are. During the menopause, some women find that these parts of the body lose condition, lustre and strength. Hormonal changes during the menopause cause the connective tissue under our skin to become thinner and less elastic. This can lead to the dreaded wrinkles but also affects the way our hair and nails are 'fed' nutritionally.
- Bladder and sexual problems. Weakness of connective tissue may not simply affect hair, skin and nails during the menopause. These same changes can also affect the tissues controlling your bladder and you may find a need to pass urine more frequently during the menopause. In the same way, the tissues surrounding the vagina become weaker. Lower levels of oestrogen reduce vaginal secretions and lubrication and one of the consequences of the menopause is difficulty with normal sexual function. This, together with reduced hormone levels, can lead to lack of libido.
- Osteoporosis. This condition is popularly known as ‘thinning of the bones’. It comes about when bones lose their calcium content and weaken. The hormone oestrogen is an important factor stimulating the cells responsible for building bones. Lower levels of the hormone during and after the menopause cause a gradual loss of bone strength. Although this tendency is seen in all menopausal women, not everyone is at risk of osteoporosis. Those with a family history of the problem, smokers and women who have been less physically active in the past are more prone to the problem.
Tips for a Healthy Menopause
Lifestyle advice and self-help tips to help you sail through the menopause.
The menopause gets rather a rough press in our society as we don't usually value age and experience the way they do in less Westernised cultures.
There are many things you can do for your health to ensure that the menopause is embraced rather than dreaded. Why not try a few of the health tips below to help you through the menopause and into the next phase of your life.
Food and drink
There are some dietary changes you can make to help you through the menopause:
- Drink at least 1.5 litres of still plain water daily
- Cut out coffee and take a maximum of 2 cups of tea daily (why not try Bambu - a coffee alternative)
- Make sure your bowels move regularly
- Eat regularly as skipping meals will not help with trying to maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce refined carbohydrates - white sugar, white bread, white pasta, white rice and things covered in heaps of syrup
- Eat more phyto-oestrogenic foods such as broccoli, oats & soya
- Eat more non-dairy, calcium containing foods such as brown rice, salmon and pumpkin seeds
- Walk for 20 minutes every other night - 10 minutes outbound and 10 minutes home. This helps trigger the production of happy chemicals called endorphins in your body
- Get a mini trampoline (rebounder). You can use it in front of the television so that you don't get bored
- Get some mini weights and use them gently whilst watching television
- Being able to sleep well is easier if your digestion is working properly, so observe the suggestions for eating and drinking above. If you habitually wake at about 3am, you may find that improving your digestion has a very good knock-on effect on your sleep pattern
- Spend some time relaxing before you go to bed so that your mind stops buzzing
- Write down things that are on your mind and a list of things you need to do the next day before you go to bed so that you do not have everything revolving round in your mind as you try to go to sleep
- Avoid all caffeine, not just in the evening but during the day as well. Try to stay away from situations that will cause anxiety. Use calming herb teas such as lemon balm and chamomile to help relax your mind, or use a herbal remedy containing valerian, such as Dormeasan® drops to help you re-establish a good sleeping pattern
- Take time out for yourself
- Eat regularly, as skipping meals or eating on the run creates more stress
- Avoid caffeine
- Practice breathing techniques, or take up yoga or another gentle, meditative exercise that promotes deep relaxation
- If you need further help, you might like to consider using a herbal remedy such as Neuroforce
- If you need further help, you might like to consider using a herbal remedy such as Neuroforce
- Exercise is very good for both body and mind as it releases natural chemicals in the body that make us feel happy.
- Write it down - it is best not to bottle your feelings up. Talk to those around you but if you find this difficult, even writing your problems down in a journal can help release your feelings. Better out than in as they say.
- While drinking in moderation is acceptable, it is best to try and avoid alcohol. Water is the best drink to hydrate the brain!
- Change things in your surroundings. The brain can easily form repetitive patterns making it hard to change your emotions, so try doing something new when you feel low and you might surprise yourself and others. They do call it the change after all.
1. What are hot flushes?
Hot flushes are a common symptom of the menopause experienced by 75% of menopausal women and can de described as a sudden feeling of warmth or heat in the body. Hot flushes may occur on their own but are often accompanied by night sweats or excessive sweating during the day.
Hot flushes and sweats can also be accompanied by feelings of nausea, dizziness or a general feeling of being unwell.
There are other causes of hot flushes apart from the menopause. For example, men may sometimes experience the symptom but in general, when the term 'hot flush' is used, it refers to symptoms experienced by women going through the menopause.
2. Hot flushes. Hot flashes. What is the difference?
The term 'hot flushes' is used in the UK by women going through the menopause. In the USA, the term 'hot flashes' is used. Both mean exactly the same thing - the most common symptom experienced by women during the menopause.
3. Menopause hot flushes & sweats
Hot flushes during menopause may be felt all over the body but most commonly affect only the face and neck. Flushes make women feel 'hot' with reddening of the skin. Hot flushes often accompany, or contribute as one of the causes of sweating during the menopause.
As hot flushes and sweating during the menopause are such prominent symptoms, frequently occuring together, many women going through the menopause use the terms 'hot flushes' and 'menopausal sweats' interchangeably.
4. What can I expect?
Hot flushes associated with the menopause can occur at any time. Some women experience these as the main symptom of menopause. Others sail through the menopause without problems, experiencing hot flushes at the time of their last period. For a few, symptoms can continue for years beyond the end of menstruation.
Experience however does show that a quick transition from regular, normal periods to no periods can be one of the causes of hot flushes becoming more prominent.
Menopause hot flushes and sweats can happen at any time of the day (often at the most inconvenient or worst possible moment). They can occur as often as several times an hour - not good for that silk blouse.
The number of episodes experienced each day by an average woman varies greatly. Each hot flush can last a few seconds or up to several minutes.
5. Why do they occur?
The root cause of hot flushes is not clear. What is known is that the part of the brain that senses and controls body temperature (and other body functions) is the hypothalamus.
During the menopause, oestrogen levels fall. Although not fully understood, scientists think that this fall in oestrogen causes a glitch in the way the hypothalamus senses body temperature, making it think that you are too hot.
This causes a response designed to cool the body down. More blood goes to the skin (one of the causes of hot flushes and reddening of the skin) and sweat glands start working (the menopausal sweat).
6. Menopause hot flushes and the environment
One of the causes of hot flushes during the menopause is known to be changes in the external environment. For example, moving between indoors and outdoors with big differences in temperature.
This is the reason women find that symptoms can be more common in the summer, or when entering a well-heated room during cold weather. Other triggers or causes of menopause hot flushes include stress, anxiety, heightened emotions and even eating spicy foods.
Hot flushes pose no real medical danger. However, when occurring at night and accompanied by night sweats, they can disturb your sleep and that of your partner. This in turn, can cause you to feel moody, affect concentration and energy levels.
7. Other reasons for getting hot flushes
Hot flushes can also be experienced by men who obviously are not going through the same menopause stages as women. Although the menopause is the first amongst the causes of hot flushes, there are other reasons why you might experience this symptom. These include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Drug medication
- Certain health problems
If you are suffering from hot flushes and do not feel that the menopause is the cause of these symptoms, you should speak to your doctor for advice.
8. Treatment of menopausal hot flushes
Alfred Vogel said that 'Good health is about more than taking remedies'. If you are going through the menopause, there are a number of steps you can take to help yourself.
As menopause symptoms can be so wide ranging, the best way to prepare yourself for 'the change' is to look at all aspects of your life:
- Eat a well balanced, wholesome diet and don't miss meals - low blood sugar levels can be one of the causes of hot flushes!
- Ensure that you have regular bowel movements (at least one a day) - constipation can be a major factor in triggering hot flushes!
- Drink plenty of plain, filtered water - at least a litre and a half a day. This will help to hydrate you and alleviate hot flushes.
- Take regular exercise - a brisk half hour walk a day can work wonders!
- Deal with stress. Stress causes the release of chemicals that promote hot flushes!
- Add Sage tablets to the mix as a treatment to provide relief for the excessive sweating that is so much of the menopause for many women.