June 25th, 2021
Folate supplementation is recommended as an affordable and accessible method to help in the treatment of menopausal hot flashes. The new "Quatrefolic® 360" issue explains how to help women.
The new issue of “Quatrefolic® 360″ has been dedicated to the most characteristic and frequent symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, the Hot Flashes (HFs), experienced by up to 75% of menopausal women, where half of the symptoms are severe enough to seek medical advice.
WHAT ARE HOT FLASHES?
Hot flashes are transient sensations of heat, sweating, flushing, anxiety, and chills lasting for 1–5 min. They are not life-threatening, but the experience can be unpleasant and painful, and they can result in an overall decrease in the quality of physical, emotional, and social life.
The exact causes of hot flashes still aren’t fully understood but could be correlated with disturbances and changes in the brain’s thermoregulatory center– the hypothalamus – which controls heat production and loss and is influenced by hormones. Systemic estrogen therapy is often used to relieve troublesome menopausal hot flashes and night sweats, but even more, women look for alternative and more safe options.
QUATREFOLIC®: FOLATE HELP IN HOT FLASHES
Folate supplementation, like Quatrefolic®, is today recommended as an affordable and accessible method. Quatrefolic® is a safe and effective option for all women, helpful not only for hot flashes but for general women’s health.
Studies have shown that folate* supplementation significantly ameliorates hot flashes in postmenopausal women, with a mechanism similar to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), by interacting with monoamine neurotransmitters in the brain. Interesting to note that the other alternative therapies like herbs and drugs including antidepressants have been not widely accepted by women because have some side effects, like reduced patients’ tolerance, drug interactions that may limit their use, and be not effective for all patients.
*in the form of folic acid