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Why do patients with some viruses have night sweats?

Why do patients with some viruses have night sweats?

Not only viruses: Night sweats are the body's way of reducing fever, and when you have fever due to infections, in some instances it is an intermittent process, and since your normal diurnal curve has its lowest body temp in the wee hours of the morning, the sweats occur at night prior to the diminished temperature. ...Read more

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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Came back from mexico. Tender sores on back. Bad cough. Headache. Night sweats. Is it just a virus?

Came back from mexico. Tender sores on back.  Bad cough. Headache. Night sweats.  Is it just a virus?

Mexico and symptoms: How long? And where at--jungle, hotel, where. If persistent, any suspicion of bacterial or parasite should have tests of blood, stool, urine. And a complete exam. ...Read more

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What causes night sweats?

Many different: Night swea ts can be symptoms of many different illnesses. They should be exoplored by seeing a doctor and having a thorough history, exam and some labs. ...Read more

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Reasons for night sweats?

Multiple reasons: 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. 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 more

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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


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more