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What does it mean to have a hot flash?

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Dr. Jehangir Rao
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Its a vasmotor thing

During a hot flash or flush the blood vessels dilate (open up) causing more blood to flow resulting in these symptoms.
Most common during peri menopause and attributed to estrogen deficiency. Can also occur from autonomic dysfunction such as during stress, public speaking and these are related to catecholamine release.

In brief: Its a vasmotor thing

During a hot flash or flush the blood vessels dilate (open up) causing more blood to flow resulting in these symptoms.
Most common during peri menopause and attributed to estrogen deficiency. Can also occur from autonomic dysfunction such as during stress, public speaking and these are related to catecholamine release.
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