Natural Remedies for Cold Chills in Menopause
Hot flushes are one of the most well-known menopause symptoms of all, but did you know many women experience cold flushes too?
Cold chills can leave you physically shivering and unable to ever get comfortable due to your body’s temperature being boiling hot one minute and freezing cold the next.
However, you don’t have to put up with this - there are natural ways to manage menopause symptoms that can help you to regulate your body temperature and a whole lot more besides.
Where do Cold Chills Come From?
Cold chills come from the same place as hot flushes; because a natural drop in your oestrogen levels stops the hypothalamus in your brain from being able to regulate your body’s temperature like it used to, you can start to experience extremes, whether that’s hot flushes and night sweats or shiver-inducing cold chills.
This is because the hypothalamus (essentially your inner thermostat) needs a healthy supply of oestrogen in order to function properly and keep your body at a comfortable temperature.
What’s more, because hot flushes can feel so extreme, many women experience cold chills afterwards, as their body heat is fluctuating so dramatically, which can be incredibly uncomfortable and distressing.
Hot flushes can begin in the perimenopause stage and continue throughout menopause, with cold chills often following a similar pattern, so it’s important for you to find a way to manage your body’s temperature in menopause as early on as possible.
Managing Cold Chills in Menopause
The usual advice for preventing hot flushes is to wear breathable layers of clothing that can be easily removed and to make sure you have access to fresh air or a fan, but this is no good if you’re experiencing cold chills as well.
Therefore, finding a way to rebalance your hormones, replenish your oestrogen supply as well as you can and subsequently control your temperature is a better long-term solution.
Menopause supplements that contain ingredients designed to mimic the effects of oestrogen in the body, such as the DT56a found in the Femarelle® supplements that we stock, could help to rebalance your hormonal activity and get a whole variety of symptoms, including hot and cold flushes under better control.
Femarelle® Recharge contains vitamin B6 alongside DT56a (a natural ingredient derived from soy), which can contribute to normal psychological function, helping to keep you feeling comfortable throughout menopause.
Explore the full range of Femarelle® menopause supplements here.