Article on sweating,sweating at night,night sweats

What Is the Main Cause of Hot Flashes?
by Dmitry Vasenyov
Though it is not known definitely what provokes hot flashes, may be, they are the result of narrowing of the temperature range, which under normal conditions gives a signal to the brain to regulate an internal temperature. The pituitary increases the level of hormones connected with the ovaries - follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. Decrease in the level of estrogen and increase of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone cause deviations in the internal temperature. In the long run, a vasomotor balance becomes unstable; due to it hot flashes emerge.
About 75 women out of a hundred have hot flashes, which typically last from three to five years, during a climacteric. Hot flashes can intensify and become more frequent to the last menstrual period, and then come to naught. As a rule, they just disappear after a period of one - five years. Some women have hot flashes continued after 70 years.
During the hot flashes a sensation of heat on the face, neck and chest may suddenly emerge. Strong sweats may arise and heart rate may become more frequent. In some women, there is dizziness and sickness. Hot flashes typically last from two to four minutes, which may seem like an eternity. For some women, hot flashes are intolerable, if they happen at the wrong time or at night, preventing sleep.
There are various ways to overcome hot flashes. For example, a short-term hormone therapy (including estrogen only or estrogen with progesterone, which is taken approximately for two - three years but not more than five years). Herbal therapy is also used. Very easy and simple way may be a change of lifestyle. Try to start the following steps:
Put on multilayer garments so you can take something off if it became too hot.
Drink a lot of water.
Try not to eat meals food that can cause hot flashes - not to eat hot food like soups, spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol.
Sleep in a cool room.
Try to avoid stress.
Do exercises on a regular basis.
If you feel the onset of the hot flash, breathe slowly and deeply - it may help to "turn down" the heat of the hot flash or even prevent it.
Use a fan.