When Your Body Overheats Easily

Why you are hot

Don’t we love summer? Yes, the days are filled with birds chirping, children idly playing, butterflies flutter all around and the warm delicious breeze blowing through your hair makes this the most enjoyable time of the year. It is enjoyable, but if you are over-heating and miserable it’s not that enjoyable.
Is it hot or is it me?
it is brought on by changes in the body or changes in the weather. Whatever one is causing the discomfort there is help. Many people find summer to be uncomfortable due to soaring temperature and inability to keep cool. On another level there are women that sleep experts say are not getting enough sleep in the summer because of being in menopause. They struggle with the heat and getting to sleep can be an exhausting chore. 60 percent of over 50 women is said to be sleep deprived due to the summer temperature and menopause combined.
Women going through the ‘change of life’ seem to have one thing in common, over heating or otherwise known as hot flashes. This is an uncomfortable situation which seem to come on without notice. Hot flashes usually start right before menopause set in; perimenopause

Don’t we love summer? Yes, the days are filled with birds chirping, children

Is it hot or is it me?

This is a question asked over and over by women of a certain age, whether it is brought on by changes in the body or changes in the weather. Whatever one is causing the discomfort there is help. Many people find summer to be uncomfortable due to soaring temperature and inability to keep cool. On another level there are women that sleep experts say are not getting enough sleep in the summer because of being in menopause. They struggle with the heat and getting to sleep can be an exhausting chore. 60 percent of over 50 women is said to be sleep deprived due to the summer temperature and menopause combined.

Women going through the ‘change of life’ seem to have one thing in common, over heating or otherwise known as hot flashes. This is an uncomfortable situation which seem to come on without notice. Hot flashes usually start right before menopause set in; perimenopause. These hot flashes may continue 5-6 months after menopause start and sometimes linger on for many years after.

Hot flashes can be recognized by the varying characteristics:

  • Skin gets warm and sometimes damp
  • Sweating profusely, mainly in the upper body
  • Rising heat in the body           
  • Tingling in the fingers
  • Palpitating heart rate
  • Feeling flush

Hot flashes Triggers

There seem to be common trigger that affects women:

  • Spicy food is a culprit of hot flashes
  • Hormone changes cause hot flashes when menopause occurs
  • Being stressed, anxious or overly excited
  • Consuming alcohol or caffeine
  • Being in a hot environment example, hot room or car etc.
  • Wearing tight clothing which impedes air flow to the body
  • Smoking or being exposed to cigarette smoke.

Having a consultation with a physician to determine the best course of treatment.

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2 thoughts on “When Your Body Overheats Easily”

  1. Women’s body goes through many changes so being mindful will help to recognize if we need medical attention. Great article to help people understand the reasons.

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