Kathleen Pratt
Kathleen Pratt, N.D.

Kathleen Pratt, N.D.

Kathleen Pratt, N.D.
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Medical School

Bastyr University

Residency

Bastyr Center for Natural Health

Tips for reducing hot flashes for women with breast cancer

Hot flashes are the most common complaint from women going through menopause. And for women who are breast cancer patients, the problem is often more acute. Surgery, chemotherapy and estrogen blocking medications can bring on hot flashes or make them worse if you already have them. And for women who must discontinue hormone replacement therapy, the instant onset of hot flashes and night sweats can severely impact quality of life.

Fortunately, there are several strategies you can easily and safely employ to decrease the severity and frequency of hot flashes and night sweats. Everything I recommend here is non-estrogenic so while it is generally safe for breast cancer patients and survivors, you should always check with your oncologist before trying any new supplement.

First, a few notes on diet. I recently had a patient who stopped eating refined sugars for general health reasons, and her hot flashes nearly disappeared. Your mileage may vary on this one but there are clear health benefits from lowering sugar intake, so it may be worth a try. You might also try ...

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Swedish Cancer Institute / Issaquah
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Suite 1090
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: 425-313-4200
Fax: 425-313-4201
Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
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True Family Women's Cancer Center
1221 Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 1-(855)-TRUECTR (1-855-8783287) or (206) 215-5900
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Northwest Natural Health
6135 Seaview Ave NW
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-784-9111
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