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What are Hot Flashes?

What are Hot Flashes?

Vasomotor symptoms, or better known as hot flashes, hot flushes and night sweats, are the second most common symptom of perimenopause, following irregular menstruation.

Hot flashes are one of those things that everyone experiences differently. On average, most women can have hot flashes for 6 months to 2 years, though they may last even longer. On average, they last from 1- 5 minutes showing themselves every couple days or every couple hours.

Menopause isn't the only reason you can experience hot flashes. Check out our article on what else can contribute to them here.

So what happens during a hot flash?

It's like a sudden wave of heat that quickly spreads throughout your body, that may cause sweating and discomfort for a few minutes, that can feel like an eternity.

With your temperature rising so quickly, it will easily consume these minutes, not allowing you to focus on other important things. Once the hot flash passes, it may take up to 30 minutes to fully return to normal temperature. 

No matter how few or often you experience hot flashes, they can really affect your quality of life.

Hot flashes do not wait until it's convenient for you. They can spark at random, and it can be frustrating to try and handle them when you're at work, travelling or trying to get a good nights sleep.

Do you have hot flashes? How often do you have to deal with them? Share your experiences below!

5 Reasons to Try the Menopod

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The Menopod is the first of its kind in hot flash relief.  Let's break away from traditional ways to cool down as some aren't realistic in our busy day-to-day life. Why do we settle for the wet soggy packs of ice or peas, the fan that you can only stand in front of for so long at the office, or the water bottle on the back of your neck instead of drinking it? 

Meet the Menopod, the innovative new device that lets you take control of your day and your hot flashes once and for all.

Here are our top 5 reasons why you should try the Menopod

1.  The Travellers and Commuters are Loving the Menopod!

Instantly feel the cooling effect when you need it. Have you been on the subway, or in the middle of a long flight when you experience a hot flash? It's the worst time, as you may not have anything on you to help cool you down. You're in public, slightly embarrassed, hoping you can quickly change your sweat-drenched clothes as soon as you can get into a washroom. Or, you can pull out the Menopod and cool yourself down quickly and confidently.

2. Menopod Gives You the Control of Your Cooling Relief

An ice pack is cold at first, but it quickly melts, and you must refreeze it, juggling through multiples at a time. The Menopod gets cold when you tell it to. Not before. This gives you the power and freedom to cool down when you need it, unlike an ice pack. Take control. Cool down when you need to, throughout the day, without racing back to your freezer.

3. The Menopod is Designed to Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

The Menopod was designed to reflect the style of a computer mouse. This allows it to easily form to your hand, making it comfortable to hold. It allows discretion while keeping it on your desk. The Menopod curves comfortably around the back of your neck, offering ultra comfort when you need it the most. The ease of use is simply the push of its button.

4. Menopod = Rechargeable = Less Waste

Some women use wipes to help cool down after a hot flash. This is a quick, easy idea for women on the go, except for how much of a waste this can turn to be. Let's say, hypothetically that each pack have 20 cooling wipes. Buy 20 wipes for about $12.00 US. Now, let's be modest and say that you may deal with hot flashes 3 times a day. (Studies have shown that some women can experience hot flashes up to 20 times a day.)  The one pack will last you about a week (6 days), causing you to need about 4 packs (80 wipes) a month. That's 960 wipes a year. If this is constant, that's $576 US out of your pocket a year on something that you use once and then throw out. Or you could get the Menopod, that's rechargeable like your cellphone, and you only need to buy it once. When you are done with the Menopod, it can be safely recycled with other household electronics.

5. Trying the Menopod Has Never Been Easier!

There's nothing on the market like the Menopod! We understand it's a type of product that you need to try out and see how it can benefit you. Many companies only offer you 30 days to try out their products, which can cause you to feel pressured to decide quickly if you like it or not. Giving 100 days allows you to try out the Menopod, and really get the feel for it. Slow down the trial and the hot flashes all at once. If, by the 100 days you aren't satisfied, send it back to us. No questions asked.

 

 

What Helps You Get Hot Flash Relief?

What Helps You Get Hot Flash Relief?

If you were to ask someone for their opinion on what helps relieve hot flashes, you would probably hear them talk about using ice packs, ice cubes, standing in front of a fan on full blast, or maybe even cuddling with a bag of frozen peas.

When Menopod first became available, many people brought up these great ways to relieve your symptoms instead of buying a product that may "give the same relief." Has anyone brought up the Menopod as a suggestion?

Probably not. Especially when you have things around your house that can help you get relief. Why would you think of anything different?

But if you asked that same person what they use for relief when they aren't at home? When they're stuck in traffic, far away from their freezer? When they are at work, giving an important presentation in front of a room of people? It may not be appropriate carrying your bag of peas around all day. Plus, they won't stay frozen for long. You'll have pea soup in no time!

So, meet the Menopod. Sleek design, with easy functionality. The relief you can take anywhere. It's the size of a computer mouse. Having it on your desk at work won't make your co-workers and boss bat an eye.

Like the usual tips and tricks, the Menopod brings relief to your oncoming hot flashes, and won't change the severity of them. It'll help cool you down quickly so you can focus on what matters in your day.

Unlike other relievers, you can use it anywhere. The Menopod gives you the power to control your temperature, and not have to worry about changing your clothes multiple times a day.

About 80% of women going through menopause, experience hot flashes. The truth is, not everyone can be at home when a hot flash shows itself. So why should the go-to quick relief stop at the front door?