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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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In premenopausal breast cancer survivors, tamoxifen induced hot flushes were significantly reduced in number and severity with co-administration of Cimicifuga, compared with standard care alone (Hernandez Munoz 2003).
There may be symptoms of bipolar depression, feelings of exhaustion, headaches, hot flushes (particularly at 10.30 pm), numbness, flooding, sleeplessness, breast swelling, uterine pain, symptoms of rheumatic disorders, heaviness of the limbs and movements tend to be jerky.
This randomized controlled trial compared very-low-dose transdermal hormone therapy with placebo in healthy postmenopausal women who reported at least 7 moderate to severe hot flushes per day or 50 per week.
(30) weeks: * [down arrow] MRS (P = 0.05) * NS change in hot flush scale of MRS Study Comments Daiber (24) Mean KMI improved from moderate-severe to light-moderate symptoms at 12 weeks Vorberg (25) Mean KMI improved from moderate to light symptoms at 12 weeks Warnecke (26) P-values not cited Stoll (27) [down arrow] 48-59% in KMI scales with Remifemin, [down arrow] 24-29% with placebo and low-dose oestrogen, compared with baseline.
"Hot flushes are the end result of multiple factors that narrow the thermoregulatory zone, increasing sensitivity to subtle changes in core temperature.
New York [USA], July 16 ( ANI ): A sign of relief for women undergoing menopause, as a study has found that fermented-red clover extract can effectively reduce the number, severity of hot flushes, hormonal swings and bone loss.
hot flushes, sweating and palpitation are more common in the high socioeconomic group in our community.
Also featuring Lori Haley Fox, Anne Smith and Ruth Heeling, as Joseph's three friends, Hot Flush was extremely funny and entertaining.
For instance, the women were helped to replace negative thoughts such as "I can't cope with this hot flush" with more balanced ones like "Lots of women have flushes", "I know this will pass" and "I've always managed before".