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Night Sweats And Obesity
What causes night sweats with low body temp? My temp was 97.2 at midnight last night and i was covered in sweat.Gallbladder is at 9% function cause ?
Night sweats: Night sweats can be caused by fever but other things can cause night sweats. In your case , you list obesity - a very common cause of night sweats is sleep apnea. Even if you are already treated, make sure the setting on CPAP are ok. Thyroid functions should be checked and meds reviewed. At your age, also perimenopausal sweats-hot flashes are on the list. ...Read more
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
What could cause borderline enlarged liver and weight loss and night sweats? I do have fatty liver.Been tested for HIV and hep.And all blood work good
Hormones: Welcome back. Had thyroid function tests? Female hormones out of whack? Periods are ok? The fatty liver was presumed to be due to obesity, which is why you went on the reducing diet. Blood work good is reassuring, as was the MRI tests you mentioned in another question. Checked for parasites? Tb? ...Read more
Many causes: Sweating at night that soaks the sheets is often not related to a problem, but can be from -too many blankets! -menopause -antidepressant medications -stroke, certain neurologic problems -overactive thyroid -low blood sugar (too much diabetic medication) -infections, eg: tb, bone infections, hiv, brucellosis, ... -leukemia or lymphoma -carcinoid -myelofibrosis -pheochromocytosis -many other causes. ...Read more
Find the cause first: If you are in general good health and has been evaluated already by your doc and nothing found, then you may have a genetically inherited condition called sleep hyperhidrosis..This often occurs in early adulthood. Menopausal syndrome is very common also after 40... For sleep hydrosis, trial of Benadryl 50-100mg before bed may help...If not, consult doc for other treatment options... Good luck. ...Read more
Get evaluated !: Hot flushes are common to many conditions. The mechanism of sudden blood rush to your upper body and face accounts for this unpleasant symptom. Drop in blood sugar, hormonal changes in your ovaries and thyroid function are a few common causes. When you wake up you are left with the cold sweat as the body tries to cool off by opening your skin pores. Discuss this with your caregiver. ...Read more
I have been experiencing night sweats on & off; sometimes waking me up its that bad. What is wrong with me I am only 22?
Mayo Clinic: : Night sweats are episodes of nighttime sweating that soak your nightclothes/bedding even when bedroom isn't excessively hot. They are a common problem many people experience from time to time. Although uncomfortable, night sweats typically aren't a sign of a medical problem, but they may occur as a result of certain medications and medical conditions. See comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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