What Causes Hot Flashes After Eating?

Posted: May 8, 2019 in Blog, Food
Herbal One dives into the reasons why hot flashes after eating happen

If you’re like 75% of all women, you’ll experience hot flashes during menopause. In fact, hot flashes are one of those tell-tale menopausal symptoms that let you know just where you are in life! While they can strike at any time of day or night, many women experience hot flashes after eating.

Menopausal and perimenopausal women often have unstable hormone levels. Not only are the swings common triggers for emotional reactions, but the hormone imbalances can also cause physical symptoms too, including hot flashes and night sweats.

Other Causes of Hot Flashes

Just about anyone, male or female, can experience a hot flash when body temperatures are elevated. That fact is your first clue as to why hot flashes occur. Menopausal hot flashes after eating can be caused by one or more of the following.

  1. The Simple Act of Eating  – When you eat a meal, your body goes to work to digest and metabolize all the food. They are all processes that can increase your body temperature slightly due to all the extra activity.
  2. Spicy Foods – Most people experience sweating when they eat spicy foods, but they can also trigger the symptoms of full-on hot flashes. Hot foods can cause blood vessels to dilate and stimulate nerve endings, which makes your body feel warmer.
  3. Low Blood Sugar Levels – When blood sugar levels drop too low, it can trigger the sensation of heat in the body. Herbal One’s Ultra Glucomate helps to stabilize your blood glucose levels.
  4. Other Foods That May Trigger Hot Flashes – The causes of hot flashes can be different from one person to another, generally speaking, the following foods have been linked to higher incidents of hot flashes in some people.
    • Caffeinated drinks and alcohol
    • Fatty foods and sugary foods
    • Starchy foods
    • Non-homogenized dairy products

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