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Who Says Hot Flashes are Only Hormonal?

Who Says Hot Flashes are Only Hormonal?

Sure, hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopausal changes, but it’s truly not the only cause. There are many different reasons you may be looking like sweating out your water intake and as red as a tomato.

Hot flashes occur within perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal women as their hormonal levels change.  This is your body’s way of trying to cool you down. It’s inconsistent when these hot flashes will occur. You could be one of those lucky few where it’s once a day for 30 seconds, or, like the rest of us, multiple times a day for several minutes. Sounds like fun, right? Well, Menopause might not be the only contributing factor to this unwelcome symptom.

Diet

Can’t start your day without your coffee or tea? Do you prefer spicy Thai food for lunch instead of that leafy garden salad? Feeling like a glass of wine (or two) after a hard day of work? Watch out for those internal heat waves! Spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol are huge contributors to a hot flash. It has been said that eating lighter foods, or cutting your caffeine and alcohol intake, will help alleviate hot flashes.

Exercise

Not only eating healthier will help, but also becoming more active will also reduce the number of hot flashes. There have been numerous studies showing that losing excess weight will also alleviate this uncomfortable symptom. If you aren’t active now, just start off slow, and go for a walk after dinner every night, and build up from there.

Stress

If you find yourself stressed, or trying to cope with anxiety, there’s an increased chance that you will deal with hot flashes. “Just Relax, then.” Sure, it sounds easier than what is it is. Activities like yoga or meditation can help you focus on calming your mind and remembering to breathe. Being in a cool, calm environment will allow you to relax more and reduce the chance of hot flashes.

Medication

It has also been found that some medications can cause hot flashes. There have been cases of anti-depressants, opioids, and some osteoporosis prescriptions aiding in the trigger of a hot flash. If this is your case, talk with your doctor to find out what is best for you, if you can find an alternative remedy, or no longer take it to alleviate the hot flush.

Whether it’s lifestyle, hormonal, or a mixture of both, hot flashes are never fun to endure. The best treatment is self-care. Remember to take time for yourself, eat a little better, and to keep cool, and most importantly remember to breathe.

Cooling Relief for Hot Flashes- Why Menopod

 

Take control of your menopause with Menopod™.

This award-winning revolutionary new product gives you quick and natural relief for hot flashes caused by menopause.

 Our rechargeable battery can be charged from a computer or standard outlet. The discreet, convenient design effectively makes you feel cool, calm and collected. Now you have instant cooling relief in the palm of your hand wherever you are, whenever you need it. Menopod™ gives you control of your menopause.

How it Works

With the simple flip of a switch, the patented technology inside Menopod™ will instantly cool reaching approximately 41°F (5°C) within four (4) seconds. Just place it on the back of your neck and say goodbye to that hot flash. No more drippy ice packs or bulky gel packs.

Menopod™ is designed to work best in ambient temperatures between 60°and 90°F (0° and 35°C) and stored in temperatures between 0° and 95°F (-20° and 45°C). Menopod™ can be damaged, and battery life shortened if stored or operated outside of these temperature ranges.

Ambient temperatures will affect the operation of Menopod™. It is normal for Menopod™ to get warm with prolonged use. On average you may expect one to five (1 - 5) consecutive cycles before the device will need to cool before being used again. The recommended waiting period is ten to fifteen (10 – 15) minutes.

Avoid exposing Menopod™ to dramatic changes in temperature or humidity. The Menopod™ should never be submerged into water. If the unit is ever submerged, do not use the device.

How to Use

  1. Before using your Menopod™ fully charge the battery with the included USB power cord and adapter for approximately 30-45 minutes until all 4 LED lights are solid green. A full charge will provide approximately twelve (12) one (1) minute cycles.
  2. Disconnect the Menopod™ from the power source.
  3. Press the toggle style power button forward to turn the Menopod™ on.
  4. Menopod™ will cool to 41°F (5°C) within four (4) seconds.
  5. Place Menopod™ over carotid arteries at the back of your neck for instant cooling relief.
  6. A cycle lasts for one (1) minute. After which the Menopod™ will turn off automatically.
  7. Menopod™ may be recharged at anytime.

LED Indicators

Four (4) Flashing Green LEDs: Menopod™ is connected to power source and successfully charging.

Four (4) Solid Green LEDs: Menopod™ is fully charged and ready for use.

One to three (1-3) Solid Green LEDs: Indicates charge level.

Four (4) Flashing Yellow LEDs: Menopod™ needs to be charged.

Four (4) Flashing Red LEDs: Menopod™ has overheated and needs to cool down before use. Please wait fifteen (15) minutes before continuing use.

Menopod™ is now shipping!

Some of you might be wondering, what is the Menopod™?

The Menopod ® is a hand-held miniature refrigeration unit operating on the principle of the Peltier Thermoelectric Cooler. When activated it’s copper cooling plates immediately drop to 41 degrees F (5 degrees C). Menopod™ is small enough to carry in a purse and discreet to use. It works by counteracting what happens during a hot flash. When we suffer menopausal vasomotor instability (hot flash), our surface blood vessels dilate causing a flush and sensation of heat. Press the power button when the discomfort starts and place the Menopod™ on the back of your neck, where your thermoreceptors are most sensitive. Ice cubes or a bag of frozen peas might work too, but they are not instantly available and horribly messy and inconvenient.

The Menopod™ is the result of several years of extensive research and design by an experienced team of professionals. We wanted to create a product that would provide relief from menopausal hot flashes to be effective with no known side effects.

Our team looked to medical experts in the field too. Dr. Vivien Brown MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP renowned in her field, saw a real need for this kind of product. Brown says she has seen a slew of products for menopausal women introduced over the last few years -ranging from herbal remedies to sleepwear to hygiene items.

“More women are experiencing menopause today than at any time in history, with some starting to have symptoms as early as 40 years old,” said Dr. Brown. “Natural, convenient products such as the Menopod™ are an excellent choice for menopausal women providing relief from hot flashes and improving their quality of life without hormonal intervention and its potential side effects”. Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to reduce hot flashes; however, it has the stigma of potential long-term side effects, including an increased risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke.

Dr. Karen Snow, a Barrie-based Naturopath points out that the Menopod™ can be used in conjunction with prescribed natural supplements or on its own. “The market is ready for an effective non-evasive treatment. The fast relief from Menopod™ will give women confidence knowing they have a safe solution right in their hand,” she said.

For most women, non-medical solutions are sufficient to manage the symptoms of menopause. “About 80 percent of women will have symptoms – even 90 percent,” says Dr. Brown. “But only 20-30 percent will be disabled by their symptoms. And that’s a question I ask my patients: Are you disabled? Or can we just mitigate this by various things?”

Many of these options are straightforward: dressing in layers, not drinking alcohol and avoiding spicy foods or hot beverages can all help.

Some herbal supplements have proven popular as well, but Dr. Brown doesn’t recommend them. “Studies on some of the herbal remedies – like black cohosh, evening primrose and red clover – are inconclusive. They don’t look to be any better than placebos.”

Menopod™ customers have also reported that its cooling effects are useful for symptoms of migraine headaches, fever, hyperthermia (overheating) and may other. If cooling is effective, then Menopod can help!