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

Examples of hot flash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While, yes, menopause isn't all bad (hi, no more spending money on tampons or remembering birth control), the side effects, like hot flashes and mood swings, aren't exactly a welcome development. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "How To Avoid Menopause Weight Gain, According to Experts," 19 Nov. 2019 Sophie, a lawyer in her early 50s, who asked to go by a pseudonym, had been suffering from frequent hot flashes and night sweats, both associated with menopause, but the forgetfulness seemed to be in another league. Jena Pincott, Scientific American, "Menopause Predisposes a Fifth of Women to Alzheimer's," 6 May 2020 Participants will be warned of possible side effects that may be a first for many men, like tenderness in the breast and hot flashes. Roni Caryn Rabin, BostonGlobe.com, "Can estrogen and other sex hormones help men survive COVID-19?," 27 Apr. 2020 Flaxseed might even improve hot flashes The research is mixed, but some studies suggest flaxseed can help with this symptom of perimenopause. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "10 Health Benefits of Flaxseed, According to a Nutritionist," 22 Oct. 2019 Reviews mentioned that women suffering from hot flashes found that this allowed them to cool down quickly and get a better night’s sleep. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best Mattress Toppers to Save Your Back and Your Bed," 30 Jan. 2020 The phrase makes women of all ages shudder, yet the majority will indeed experience the effects of menopause, from hot flashes to anxiety and depression to night sweats and more. Mary Schumacher, chicagotribune.com, "How marijuana’s CBD can help with menopause symptoms," 14 Aug. 2019 That also means women experience the majority of their symptoms (again, hot flashes, mood swings, etc.) during perimenopause, which can last, on average, for four years. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "How To Avoid Menopause Weight Gain, According to Experts," 19 Nov. 2019 De Censi, who was a co-author of a babytam study published earlier this year, said the women who most benefit from the lower dose tend to be those who are postmenopausal, experience more hot flashes, have never smoked or have metabolic syndrome. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "MRI scans are better than mammograms for certain types of breast cancer screenings, researchers find," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hot flash

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot flash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20flash. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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hot flash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hot flash

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

hot flash

noun

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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