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hot flash

[′hät ‚flash]
(physiology)
A sudden transitory sensation of heat, often involving the whole body, due to cessation of ovarian function; a symptom of the climacteric.
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While the studies showed that Noven's drug does reduce the number of hot flashes, the actual advantage when the drug was compared to the placebo -- less than one less hot flash per day in one of the trials and less than two fewer hot flashes per day in the other -- was not significant enough to justify the possible side effects, according to the advisory committee.
Extracted or synthesized soybean isoflavones reduce menopausal hot flash frequency and severity: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Some women will be able to stop taking HT entirely, if they've made it through the hot flash stage of the menopausal transition.
The average hot flash severity subjectively recorded by patients in the placebo group in the first month was 3.
A total of 55% of women receiving active drug showed a decline of at least 50% in hot flash frequency, compared with 36% of women receiving placebo.
As a group, the antidepressants--paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), fluoxetine (Prozac), and sertraline (Zoloft)--decreased absolute hot flash scores 26% more than was seen with their corresponding placebo arms, reported Dr.
This study used 120 mg of sage a day, the same amount found in the Hot Flash Formula.
LOS ANGELES -- The producers of award-winning documentary Hot Flash Havoc (www.
In addition, for 24 hours at the start of the study and three months after the injection, the women wore skin conductance monitors, which measured hot flashes objectively and also let the women record when they felt a hot flash.
There was a broad peak of hot flash frequency, extending from late afternoon to evening hours, and a nadir that roughly corresponded to the time of the sleep episode," the researchers wrote in their poster.
In Western societies, 80 or 90 percent of women report having hot flashes at some point," says hot flash expert Robert Freed man, who is a professor in the departments of psychiatry and obstetrics & gynecology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit.