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 night sweats are exactly what they sound like: excessive sweating in the night as a result of menopause hot flashes that occur when you’re asleep. They are the most well-known cause of night sweats in women. While I know some women who celebrate the natural passing of their menstrual cycle, I also know we all must face the consequences of these changes in our bodies, and quite often, they’re just not any fun.
However, when you decide to address causes of excessive sweating, I suggest seeing a medical professional for advice. While your sweating while sleeping is most likely nothing to be too concerned about, it is still a good idea to have your doctor evaluate you to be certain nothing more serious is occurring within your body. Sometimes simply changing your medication regiment can provide you significant relief, and other times an underlying condition may need to be addressed. Continue reading
You’ll know it’s time to look for menopause night sweats treatment when the bedding, you and your night clothes so wet from menopause night sweats that trying to go back to sleep will be impossible, or will getting up and changing the sheets and your clothes so wake you up that you won’t be able to go back to sleep anyway. It can be very frustrating and it certainly is a reasonable motivation for seeking an effective treatment.
One of the most common symptoms of menopause is hot flashes. Hot flashes can occur at any time and are caused by the changes in the bodies hormone production. Hot flashes will typically make you feel hot, which can be fairly mild, to actually becoming hot and sweaty. You might feel the need to take off a layer of clothing, even when everyone else around you is completely comfortable. Most of the time, hot flashes are short in duration, lasting only a few minutes. However, they can last for as much as 30 minutes. When hot flashes occur at night, it leads to night sweats. The combination of the hot flash with covered with both pajamas and bedding leads to sweating while sleeping. Continue reading
If you suffer from night sweats and hot flashes you’re definitely not alone. These types of flushes and sweats are caused by the natural fluctuation of hormones during this period of transition out of child bearing years and into a new phase of life, but this can also occur when a woman weans off of HRT (hormone replacement therapy). In both instances the symptoms are caused by a change in hormone levels.
While it may be difficult to completely avoid these hot flushes and sweating at night, you may be able to reduce the number and severity of them if you can identify certain triggers and reduce these triggers. Besides reducing triggers there are a few things you can do to reduce this uncomfortable sweating. Before you try hormone replacement therapy you may want to try some of these simple treatments that don’t have side effects. Continue reading