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Sweating At Night (Definition)

Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more


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I am 5 months postnatal, not breastfeeding but period has not returned. having night sweats, vaginal dryness. Scared its early menopause. I have pcos.

I am 5 months postnatal, not breastfeeding but period has not returned. having night sweats, vaginal dryness. Scared its early menopause. I have pcos.

Lack of estrogens: If you are not on any birth control, another pregnancy needs to be ruled out. Women can get pregnant without even having one normal period after delivery, even with PCOS. There might be several oher reasons. I'd like to suggest an appointment with your GYN. ...Read more

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How to treat night sweats in young adult male?

How to treat night sweats in young adult male?

DRESS THIN,ANTIPERSP: If your doctor has ruled out the conditions which can cause night sweats, you can try following 1dress in thiner or no cothes 2keep thermostat down in bed room 3avoid spicy foods before bed 4hydrate yourself by drinking more water 5do not exercise late at night before bed if you do not have a medical condition like throid disease, taking certain meds, tuberculosis, low testosterone, hivetc, other rare c. ...Read more

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How can you stop or treat hot flashes? I am having hot flashes, night sweats.

How can you stop or treat hot flashes? I am having hot flashes, night sweats.

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of hot flashes. If due to an overactive thyroid we treat that, if due to being menopausal, hrt can help but the risk and benefits have to be weighed before it is taken. ...Read more

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What r some natural ways to treat severe neck, shoulder, and back pain? Also have body chills and daily night sweats.

What r some natural ways to treat severe neck, shoulder, and back pain? Also have body chills and daily night sweats.

See your doctor: Thirties female with back pain, fever, and chills might have serious infection of the spine. This can become very serious, and investigation should not be delayed. Diabetes and cigarette smoking can negatively influence this kind of problem. ...Read more

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Platelets 627 elevated since sept 2012 WBC 10.5 enlarged spleen ALT 82 AST 66 treated for left lymph swollen 3 weeks ago night sweats-yes need help ?

Platelets 627 elevated since sept 2012 WBC 10.5 enlarged spleen ALT 82 AST 66 treated for left lymph swollen 3 weeks ago night sweats-yes need help ?

See hem/onc: You need more evaluation. See your doctor- you need a referral to see a hematologist/oncologist. Some work up need to be done and perhaps also a bone marrow biopsy as indicated. Things like hepatitis c infection and other condition like a lymphoma have to be ruled out. Go get yourself checked. ...Read more

Night Sweats (Definition)

Sleep hyperhidrosis, more commonly known as the night sweats, is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake. Sleep hyperhidrosis may occur at any age, but is most commonly ...Read more


Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more