Ask the Experts- October 2020

By: Red Hot Mamas

Published: October 7, 2020

Dear Red Hot Mamas,

This is Susan from Washington placing a HELP call. Thank God I am working from my home these days because my hot flashes are getting the best of me. And my anxiety about them are making them worse. HELP!

Thank you and God bless you for all you do for women.


Dear Susan,

I hope you find solace in my telling you that you are not alone.

Approximately 80 % of women experience hot flashes during menopause. These flashes can be mild or severe. There are some triggers that may cause them which include:

Hot foods and drinks

Spicy foods



Warm Rooms



You can keep cool by layering your outfits, wearing breathable clothing and heat wicking fabrics. When you feel a hot flash coming on, try drinking cold water and take slow breaths.

Remember that anxiety can make hot flashes worse. And, of course, speak to your doctor about treatment options. Thank you for writing to Red Hot Mamas. Hope this information is helpful.