hot flash


Definition of hot flash

: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

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There can be side effects associated with chemical castration, including osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, depression and hot flashes. Leada Gore |,, "What is chemical castration? What to know about Alabama’s new sex offender law," 11 June 2019 Nearly everyone has experienced a fever and its attendant symptoms—from fatigue and body aches to hot flashes and chills. Markham Heid, Time, "The Science Behind Fever Dreams," 11 June 2019 The classic symptoms include hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and even anxiety or depression — but not all women will experience every one of these. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "The Science of How Your Body Ages," 29 May 2019 The most common side effects of ORILISSA include: hot flashes or night sweats, headache, nausea, difficulty sleeping, absence of periods, anxiety, joint pain, depression, and mood changes. Glamour, "The Biggest Swimwear Color Trends for Summer 2019," 25 May 2019 The most common side effects include hot flashes, joint and muscle pain, and bone thinning, the ACS says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What Are My Options for Ovarian Cancer Treatment?," 13 Dec. 2018 And while a pillow can’t stop your hot flashes or a super warm climate, sleeping on a cool-feeling fabric or a temperature-regulating material certainly can’t hurt. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Cooling Pillows, According to Textile Experts," 20 Dec. 2018 Soy might improve fertility and help with hot flashes. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 This root vegetable, native to Peru's Andes region, has been used for centuries for fertility, arousal, and hot flashes. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Some Scientists Say These Aphrodisiacs for Women Could Actually Boost Your Libido," 6 Aug. 2015

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hot flash

US : a sudden brief hot feeling experienced especially by women during menopause

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Medical Definition of hot flash

: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

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