hot flash

noun

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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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 Among women whose bodies produce the soy metabolite equol, those who ate the most soy experienced significantly fewer hot flashes and night sweats compared to those who ate the least, found one Menopause study. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 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 Additional symptoms often include hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, mood changes, weight gain, and thinning hair and dry skin. Lindsay Carlton, Fox News, "Actress Cheryl Hines on the awkwardness of menopause," 28 Sep. 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 Endocrine therapy also has side effects, which can include hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, weight gain and pain in joints and muscles. Denise Grady, New York Times, "Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo," 3 June 2018 Soy might improve fertility and help with hot flashes. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good Or Bad For You? We Have The Science-Backed Answer.," 17 May 2017 Genomic tests may also clarify who should take hormone-blocking therapy — with its hot flashes and other side effects — for five years rather than seven or 10 years years, Gradishar said. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, "What the latest news on breast cancer, chemo and genomic testing could mean for you," 5 June 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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hot flash

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English Language Learners Definition of hot flash

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

hot flash

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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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