What causes hot flashes and how do I get rid of them?

The exact cause is still unknown, but it’s thought the loss of estrogen confuses the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature. Solutions aren’t perfect, but some women find relief by reducing sugar, alcohol, and caffeine, practicing meditation or acupuncture, or ueven sing herbal remedies. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been proven to be the most effective treatment against hot flashes. If you would like to explore treatments with a specialist physician, our Whole Health plan includes care and lab testing to personalize treatment to you.