Can Coffee Cause Hot Flashes?

If you’re suffering from hot flashes and night sweats, you might want to skip your morning coffee – or at least switch to decaf.

I’ve long suspected that caffeine can aggravate these unpleasant signs of menopause. Now, a new survey of 1,800 menopausal women confirms it (and along with skipping caffeine, limit alcohol and never, ever smoke).

For good taste and health benefits, try herbal teas instead. Some teas, such as sage tea, may even help ease hot flashes.

And for lasting relief from the worst of menopause, work with a holistic medical doctor on a bioidentical hormone replacement program.