In mild cases, the lifestyle modification may be quite effective. For example, the experts of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) recommend the following methods for women with mild vasomotor symptoms:
If a woman, who is in the period of menopause, does not want or can’t take hormonal agents, then it is advisable to use non-hormonal agents to reduce menopausal symptoms (including hot flashes).
– body cooling, by dint of cooling fans, for example;
– physical exercises;
– avoiding hot and spicy food;
– relaxation techniques such as yoga, massage, meditation, slow breathing, baths;