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
When it comes to night sweats women tend to be at the greatest risk of experiencing them at some point in their life, if not a couple of times. Menopause is probably one of the most common causes of this condition in women, but a close second is pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through a wide variety of changes, many of which are triggered by hormonal fluctuations. These changes in hormone levels can cause all sorts of side effects including night sweats during pregnancy.
During pregnancy a woman needs to be more careful about treating this condition. Some of the remedies menopausal women use to treat this sweating aren’t recommended for women who are pregnant. There are some other options though. 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
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