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
Researching night sweats online, like researching any health condition, has its positive and negative aspects. The Internet can be a powerful tool that can arm you with valuable information, but keep in mind it can also be a tool that leads people to an inaccurate misdiagnosis.
When used correctly the Internet can provide a lot of information that can help empower you and provide you with possible causes and treatment options, but it can’t help you with accurate testing. That needs to be done by your doctor or a qualified specialist. That said here are some of the more common causes of this type of uncomfortable night sweating. 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
Sweating at night can be more than uncomfortable, it can also seriously disrupt your sleep, and when night sweats occur regularly they can become both emotionally and physically challenging. Understanding the most common night sweats symptoms and knowing how to tell if they may be caused by environmental factors or a medical condition may be the first step towards finding relief.
In many cases night sweats are simply caused by environmental factors including a warm room, too many covers or non-breathable night ware, but there are many other conditions that can cause this symptom including anything from stress to a medical condition. In most cases environmental factors will cause you to slowly become warmer throughout the night, whereas a medical condition will cause more sudden and severe night sweats that may result in sweat soaked night ware and bedding. 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