Definition of hot flush in English:

hot flush

(North American hot flash)

noun

British
  • A sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause.

    • ‘Their effect is sometimes described as a ‘medical menopause’ and they can cause menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes.’
    • ‘In the short term, it is taken to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.’
    • ‘An estimated 14 million American women take hormone therapy to help relieve hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, as well as to prevent chronic conditions such as heart disease.’
    • ‘Although endocrine changes are permanent, menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, which are experienced by about 70% of women, usually resolve with time.’
    • ‘Hormone replacement therapy is used mostly for the relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, and for the prevention of osteoporosis.’
    • ‘Night sweats are closely related to the classic menopausal symptom, the hot flush.’
    • ‘She will focus on menopause and accompanying symptoms such as hot flushes, headaches, memory loss and depression.’
    • ‘Widening of the blood vessels in the face causes the hot flushes of the menopause.’
    • ‘A recent study suggests that eating 20 grams of soy protein daily for six weeks reduces women's hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.’
    • ‘The debate over hormone replacement therapy in aging women has become as heated as a menopausal hot flash.’
    • ‘However, it has been widely prescribed for prevention of osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) and relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.’
    • ‘The most common symptom is hot flushes affecting the face and neck.’
    • ‘Japanese women are said to experience a lower frequency of hot flushes at the menopause than Western women, and this has been partly attributed to their high phytoestrogen consumption.’

Pronunciation:

hot flush

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