Side effects such as hot flashes are caused by the fluctuating levels of hormones circulating the body, something which is popularly controlled by hormone replacement therapy. However, recent studies have found that women taking hormone replacement therapy have an increased risk of breast cancer.
Herbal replacements are becoming increasingly popular and are being used with varying success. However if you are experiencing serious side effects then you might want to consider exploring other areas such as yoga, mindfulness training and hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy can be highly effective for treating symptoms of the menopause such as trouble sleeping, anxiety and hot flashes and it also often comes with welcome side effects such as a heightened levels of attention and responsiveness.
If you are experiencing uncomfortable side effects from the menopause and would like to discuss this with a hypnotherapist you can do so using the homepage of this site.