Help For Night Sweats

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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:

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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.

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Whether you are a man or woman suffering from this condition you likely struggle for comfortable sleep and peace of mind. The clinical name for night sweats is sleep hyperhidrosis or nocturnal hyperhidrosis, but you simply know it as night sweats. I fought this unpleasant condition for years, but after several doctor and therapist visits, I finally found effective help, and now I’m here to do my best to help you get through the night!

I discovered several things to help me, both in terms of diet and supplements as well as cool products to wear or to use while I fought my sweating while sleeping. But it took me some time and money before I settled on a few that I knew really worked. With this site, I hope to share with you what really worked for me and hopefully save you some of the time and money I lost. But everyone is different; I will try to uncover the most common and serious conditions that can cause this problem, including those well beyond my own experience. What causes night sweats for one person may be very different for another.

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More times than not low estrogen symptoms are associated with menopause, but there are other reasons for these symptoms. Women under 40 who aren’t yet going through menopause can also experience symptoms of low estrogen.

Lower levels of estrogen are a usually sign of changes in the body or of a possible health condition. It is important to understand the side-effects or consequences of a decreased estrogen levels so you can take actions to counteract this trigger of night sweats in women. Estrogen is responsible for more than female characteristics and fertility; it also plays in important role in bone health.

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Dawn Klingensmith recently wrote an interesting article for philly.com regarding the relationship between menopause and heart disease. This is relevant because if you’re suffering from menopause night sweats you should really consider discussing this revelation with your physician.

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