hot flush


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hot flush

n. Chiefly British
A hot flash.

hot flush

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hot flash

n
(Pathology) a sudden unpleasant hot feeling in the skin, caused by endocrine imbalance, esp experienced by women at menopause
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hot flush

hot flash (Am) nscalmana, caldana
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"Oh, he doesn't even know," she said, and suddenly a hot flush came over her face; her cheeks, her brow, her neck crimsoned, and tears of shame came into her eyes.
A hot flush of shame mantled her cheek and then she went dead white and stepped to the shelter's entrance.
Then Night, like some great loving mother, gently lays her hand upon our fevered head, and turns our little tear-stained faces up to hers, and smiles; and, though she does not speak, we know what she would say, and lay our hot flushed cheek against her bosom, and the pain is gone.
An RCT on 304 women administered isopropanolic extract of Cimicifuga rootstock 5 mg/day (equivalent to of Cimicifuga 40 mg daily) or placebo for 12 weeks and found a significant effect over placebo on the menopause rating scale (MRS) scores, p<0.001, and the hot flush subscore, p=0.007, with a clinically relevant effect size (0.03 to 0.05 MRS units) (Osmers 2005).
For some women, this may be an asymptomatic process but for the majority, symptoms such as the vasodilatory 'hot flush' are common, with around 75% of women experiencing this symptom alone.
Response to treatment was defined as a 75% reduction from baseline in hot flush frequency.
Objective: To critically assess the evidence of supplements containing Trifolium pratense (red clover) isoflavones in the reduction of hot flush frequency in menopausal women.
Key words: complementary and alternative medicines, hot flush, isoflavonoids, menopause, soy protein, women's health
Efficacy of soyfoods and soybean isoflavone supplements for alleviating menopausal symptoms is positively related to initial hot flush frequency.
The most common is the hot flush - which three out of four women will experience.
Sky News host Burley, 58, said she jokes with young colleagues she's having a "power surge" when a hot flush strikes.