Because night sweats in women can be the result of many things besides menopause, a woman of any age should consider some basic common sense solutions first. Outside of menopause, most other cases of night sweats in women only happen every once in a while, and the majority of these episodes are harmless. However it is important to understand that this can be a symptom of a medical condition.
After you address the basics, you may need to develop an understanding for how different conditions may cause your hypothalamus (a gland in your brain that acts like your internal thermostat) to run amok so you can find an effective solution. Waking up with soaking wet covers and pajamas can be pretty discouraging, so finding relief from symptoms is important. Here are some ways to control excess sweating while sleeping. Continue reading
Menopause is defined as the cessation of menstrual periods due to decreased estrogen production. This usually happens to a woman in their 40s or 50s, with the average age being 51. Most women experience some discomfort during this period so many women turn to herbal remedies, drugs, and hormones, to alleviate their symptoms. However, one group of women have to deal with the difficulties associated with another problem —- that of late menopause.
While there isn’t a clear definition of late menopause, if a woman reaches age 55 or older and still hasn’t started menopause it is usually considered late. Studies have been done to determine what influences the early or late onset of menopause, but there are still many unknowns. These factors seem to have some bearing on the issue: Continue reading
Women aren’t the only people vulnerable to this uncomfortable sensation; hot flashes in men are not uncommon, especially for men undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. A hot flash is more than feeling a sudden rise in body temperature. It is characterized by a sudden rush of heat in the upper body, chest, neck and face often accompanied by flushing in the skin and sweating. Besides being uncomfortable this can be embarrassing when it occurs at certain unexpected times.
There are a few possible treatment options including common sense tips for greater comfort, natural remedies for hot flashes and medical treatment options. Depending on how severe or frequent the hot flashes are you may want to start with the least invasive treatment options and slowly progress to other options. Keep in mind slightly different remedies work for different people. Continue reading
Menopause can be a difficult time for a lot of reasons, but for many women the greatest difficulty lies in enduring the symptoms that often come with this change of life. To help reduce these symptoms more and more women are turning to natural remedies for night sweats, hot flashes and the other menopause symptoms they are experiencing. Luckily there are a few different natural remedies that can help reduce the occurrence and the severity of these unpleasant bursts of sweating.
Even though science hasn’t been able to fully back the effectiveness of some of these natural remedies for menopause symptoms, many women swear by them. The good news is that most of these herbal remedies are pretty safe so if other methods have failed you or if you want to try the natural route first, there are some options that seem to work. Here are some of the most commonly used natural treatments for hot flashes and night sweats. Continue reading
While night sweats in men and in women may have different causes, ultimately this condition affects your ability to live a healthy life with full physical and mental capability. So don’t underestimate the importance of finding the origin of this problem as well as the importance of proactively seeking an appropriate treatment so you can find some relief and start sleeping better again.
Discover the most common night sweats causes as well as those subtle triggers that you may not expect. Continue reading
Night sweats in women are most common during the transition to menopause, but menopause occurs slightly differently from one women to the next. Some women start later than others, and the transition into this phase of life is longer for some women. This means that some women may still be experiencing those perimenopausal symptoms after the age of 60.
However menopause isn’t the only thing that can cause this uncomfortable symptom in women over 60. Sometimes the cause can be as simple as a room that is too warm or a nighttime habit that is triggering the sweating at night. On the other hand this can be a symptom of a medical condition. It is important to talk to your doctor about any concerns and to find a treatment that can provide relief. Fortunately there are some other steps you can take to reduce the discomfort of these disruptive night sweats. Continue reading
There are many possible causes of night sweats in women under 40 ranging from medical to lifestyle or environmental causes. Because night sweats in younger women is less common than it is for women transitioning to menopause it is often concerning, but don’t over worry about possible medical conditions until you rule out other possible causes first.
It is important to talk to your doctor if you are concerned about a medical condition or if you are experiencing other symptoms along with the sweating. In the meantime here are some of the more common causes as well as recommendations for things you can do on your own to get some relief and start sleeping better again. Continue reading