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Those of you who have had to deal with menopause or peri-menopause probably have had the experience known as hot flashes , or "your own personal sauna" as some women refer to it. What can you do about hot flashes other than suffer through them?
First, let’s talk about what causes hot flashes. We actually don’t know what causes them for sure, some people feel that it is due to low levels of estrogen. But since they tend to happen more during peri-menopause which is a time of extreme hormonal fluctuation, we could also assume that they are somehow caused by the hormonal ups and downs, specifically estrogen.
So one of the first choices for treating hot flashes are just some simple lifestyle changes you can adapt to help you get through the period of symptoms. Try to identify your triggers that may be connected to your hot flashes, like drinking a hot beverage or being in situations that stress you out. Some women find that staying away from coffee or other beverages that contain caffeine can help lessen the occurrence of hot flashes. Avoiding alcohol and spicy foods can
There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding (bruxism) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea, particularly in Caucasians, according to new research.
The research, presented at CHEST 2009–the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians–found that nearly one in four patients with OSA suffers from nighttime teeth grinding. This seems to be especially more prevalent in men and in Caucasians compared with other ethnic groups.
It is estimated that 8% of the general U.S. population suffers from bruxism, a condition frequently associated with a preexisting dental or jaw disorders, as well as stress.
"The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and sleep bruxism is usually related to an arousal response," said Shyam Subramanian, MD, FCCP, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. "The ending of an apneic event may be accompanied by a number of mouth phenomena, such as snoring, gasps, mumbles, and teeth grinding.