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Flushing:  Flushing is an involuntary, temporary reddening of the skin, usually of the face. Facial flushing may be accompanied by flushing of the neck or chest. In general flushing results from dilation of the blood vessels beneath the skin surface. Although flushing is similar to blushing, flushing typically refers to a more pronounced redness of the face than blushing.

In most cases flushing occurs as a normal body response to physical circumstances, including exercise, hot temperatures, or consumption of alcohol or spicy foods. A variety of emotional states such as anger, sexual arousal and embarrassment can cause flushing.

Flushing can also occur in pregnancy and when one is going through menopause. It is due to hormonal changes. Flushing is also seen in conditions in which the body is overheated such as fever and heat exhaustion. Flushing can accompany allergic reactions and inflammatory conditions.

Call or visit your doctor if you are concerned about persistent flushing, particularly if you have other symptoms (such as diarrhea).

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time.


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