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Why Do I Sweat Heavy At Night
87 M w/: Your profile indicate that are diabetic and also take lots of medication, including medications for blood pressure, possibly beta blocker? Are you on insulin? What are your sugars like before going to bed? And right at the time you start sweating? This could be related to your diabetes and should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
3 questions,1 answer: All 3 questioners have functional dysautonomia, meaning that the sympathetic branch of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system is dominant due to unbalanced irritability of the control mechanisms in the lower brain. In my long experience, lousy diet. See my blog, "oxygen the spark of life". ...Read more
When I have to poop. I start sweating really bad. Ill wake up at night all wet w sweat but when i go to bathroom (poop) then i stop sweating.Why.?
Many reasons: There could be many reasons. Anxiety, stress, underlying medical (including sleep) issues, and of course improper sleep hygiene. Try to avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, large meals, bright lights, and electronics (tv, smart phone, computer, etc.) before bedtime. And go to sleep and wake up at the same time everyday. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Night increases itch: Everything that itches, itches worse at night. That's because you have your mind on more important things during the day; at night, with nothing important to think about, your attention turns to whatever is itching. There are tons of causes of itching, most of which are not serious, but if it's bothersome, you should see a dermatologist and get it sorted out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Itching: Itching usually gets worse at night. You need an evaluation with an allergist. You don't mention a rash, so i assume you do not have a rash. Eczema is notorious to cause itching, so does scabies, if you do have a rash. The causes for your symptoms are many, you need to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep apnea : Sweating during sleep can be caused from a variety of problems including sleep apnea, medication side effect, hormonal changes and infection. In my practice sweating is one of the physical signs of apnea (stopping breathing) so a sleep study would be very reasonable if the others above are ruled out. ...Read more
Nervous system: I assume that you have addressed the possibility of excessive covers. Heat and cold adjustments in a healthy person are controlled by the lower brain and the easisest way to upset them is taking empty calories. Particularly sweets. Get rid of sugar and stick to god made food. ...Read more
Depends: Hormone levels fluctuate throughout the day and can contribute to this, as can dream content, and simplest is room temperature vs your temperature. The body maintains its normal range (homeostasis) continuously, and if too many blankets or too hot a room, your body will sweat to cool itself. It could also be an indicator of fever and infection--so if applicable, see your dr. ...Read more
See below: Night sweats: there are many potential causes to sweating at night. The term night sweats generally refers to excessive sweating at night related to a hormone imbalance. There is no one answer to explain the origin of sweating at night. Some common causes are: infection, some cancers, several medications, low blood sugars and a host of other less common reasons. Were going to focus in on the hormone imbalance commonly seen in menopause, although by no means limited to menopause. We have seen a common night sweats picture in the men with prostate cancer with elevated estrogen levels. Swelling often starts around your neck We generally start with saliva testing which allows us to identify what the hormone imbalance actually is and treat accordingly. When we don't start with saliva testing we very often get very good success with progesterone cream in the form of wild yam cream. There are many different preparations of wild yam cream on the market and often the preparation does not have enough progesterone cream to be effective. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Differences: Most water from the body is lost by perspiration and breathing out, called 'insensible loss', and that occurs through the night. So in the morning, the water from the previous day gone. Same for weight of food, weight from food during the day, but by morning , its been burned off mostly. Metabolism highest during the morning, b more calories bladder & bowel evacuation upon rising in the morning. ...Read more
Snoring??: Obstructive sleep apnea has some classic symptoms which would include snoring, sweats during sleep, anxiety with frequent night awakenings (often people feel like they're choking or can't breathe), restless sleep, and daytime somnolence. One doesn't have to be obese to have osa. Especially if you snore, osa may be a worthwhile consideration. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a common condition rarely due to significant underlying pathology that may have serious social, emotional, and professional consequences. The most common cause of generalized sweating is excessive heat, but can also be due to systemic diseases or medications. Your doctor will need to take a careful history and exam to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Why do I sweat only from my head and it happens only when I am standing. I cannot stand for longer than 5 minutes.
Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia syndrome causes different symptoms alleviated by avoidance of stimulants, ensuring hydration, using magnesium, vitamin D ; omega fish oils (www.cardiamin.com, use code: CMC), low dose beta blockers e.g. propranolol 5 to 10mg 2 to 3 times daily and SSRIs e.g. citalopram 5 to 10mg daily. Read THE DYSAUTONOMIA PROJECT BOOK and visit www.dysautonomiainternational.com. ...Read more
Why does my daughter malia sweat at night. She is eight months old and weighs 20 pounds does that have anything to do with her weight? Concerned! !!!
Sweating: Just in case you didn't think of the obvious,check the temperature of the room and how much clothing she is wearing.Unlikely her weight has anything to do with it. You can wait until your next routine visit with your pediatrician. ...Read more
I sweat really heavily at night due to my anti depressants. My docoter has put me on several diff kinds. Nothing worked.What can I do w/o getting off?
Depression: I understand your concern that anti depressant medications have not helped with your depression. Please see your psychiatrist for psychiatric and medical diagnosis and treatment. Seek psychotherapy, relaxation with breathing exercises, visual imagery and music meditation improve your self-esteem and improve your daily functioning. ...Read more
I was a heavy pot smoker for about two years I have also been having trouble with sweat and night mares i quit about a week ago cold turkey ?
I have a guess: Cannabis is very effective for symptoms of PTSD. In addition to possible withdrawal symptoms from cannabis..which 15% of people can have I would suspect you have had significant trauma in your past and would suggest that be investigated/treated. Nightmares and sweating consistent with this hypothesis as well as an inclination to smoke a lot of pot. ...Read more
Teen son has night sweats almost every night and is not eating (when he does he vomits)
he is loosing so much weight
i am really worried
about 3 mths?
Needs thorough eval: What you are describing is not normal. Your son may have a serious illness or condition that needs complete evaluation. This isn't a couple day flu or a couple day fever. These symptoms are concerning. I would not run to the er tonight, but i definitely would make a call to his doctor first thing monday mroning and insist on an appointment within 1-2 days. God bless and good luck! ...Read more
I'm 18, today I was very hot and tonight I had excessive night sweat, heavy period, increased hunger. I now feel fine but am concerned. Help thanks!
I sweat heavily at night, this has been going on for several years. I thought it was my antidepressants but I quit them about 7 months ago!
Not necessarily: While night sweats and weight loss are common symptoms of chronic HIV infection, these symptoms are very nonspecific. This means that other infections like a severe flu or tuberculosis or even cancer may cause these symptoms. Anyone who has HIV may have different symptoms/manifestations of their hiv. While most may have nights sweats and/or weight loss, some may have fevers or oral thrush. ...Read more
Can taking citalopram or propanolol cause night sweats? I take both & suffer from frequent,heavy,severe night sweats
Sweats: Please let your doctor know and changes to your medicines must be made. ...Read more
Night sweats common for 22 year old female? Just started happening two nights ago. Don't disrupt sleep and haven't lost weight.
Hard painless lump above left collarbone two or three months, now I have a constant cough. I am a smoker no weight lose and night sweats ?
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated, could be significant and needs a work up, chest x-ray and possible other studies. Get this evaluated asap. ...Read more
My husband 30yo/m . Been having night sweats for a few weeks. He had recent 10 lb weight gain. I'm worried it could be related to cancer. ?
Not normal: Medical evaluation would be prudent.Get a more detailed answer ›
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