Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How Good Are You At Dealing With A Night Sweats Condition by Lynsey Carter

If you will have noticed that you have excessive sweating at night, which turns out to be a common problem for both men and women. The odds are such that you may have a serious night sweating problem that has somehow been overlooked. The night sweats condition that you suffer from, commonly called sweating at night, is a quite oftenly reported problem in society today, and the first step with this sort of sweating problem is to find out if your night sweats arise from a medical condition or because your surroundings may be too warm.

What Causes My Night Sweats

If you find yourself sweating at night, then there are quite a few different causes that may be responsible for it.

Menopause night sweats is one of the most major, and most common, as are the hot flashes that accompany the menopausal condition often occurring at night and therefore causing your sweating. This phase may happen that often that it becomes extremely uncomfortable and quite often unbearable. This may be the most common cause of night sweats in perimenopausal (in biomedicine, perimenopause is the term describing the menopause transition years. In women who have a uterus, perimenopause describes the years both before and after the final period (although it is only possible to determine in retrospect which episode of flow was indeed the final period - thanks Wikipedia)) women.

Infections can be another common cause of your nightly sweating, and tuberculosis is the most common infection that is mostly associated with night sweats. However, some bacterial infections are also often reported causes. These can include diseases such as -

* endocarditis - which is an inflammation of the heart valves;

* and osteomyelitis - which is caused by inflammation within the bones.

The taking of some specific medications can also be responsible for your sweating at night. This comes about because where there appear to be no other physical symptoms or signs of any infection, then medications are often determined to be the main cause of night sweats. Many antidepressants could cause your night sweats, as too could some psychiatric drugs. If you do taking any of these drugs then this could be the reason that you are sweating at night.

Hormone disorders can be related to sweating problems too, along with neurological conditions (neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscle - Wikipedia.), and hypoglycemia, which is caused by low blood glucose levels. One very important thing to take note of is that night sweats may often be early symptom of some cancers, and so it is important that you get checked by a medical professional.

What Can Help

You can try something as simple as drinking more water. This water replenishes what has been lost during your night sweats and also helps to cool down your body's core from within. Make sure the water is either chilled or at room temperature.

Do not exercise in the evenings, as this will only keep your body warm to hot before you go to bed, causing you to perhaps overheat while trying to get to sleep.

Try using an antiperspirant deodorant before going to bed, this may assist you refrain from sweating.

Try to wear thicker more absorbent pajamas instead of cotton. Cotton will absorb your sweat but when your pajamas evaporate that sweat, they will cool down causing you chills, which may even develop into a cold. This too will cause you to wake up, interrupting your sleep pattern again.

If you do happen to have a sweating problem, regardless of if it an excessive sweating problem or a night sweat problem, and even if it takes place during the night or not, you will still need to get help for your condition. This will mean arranging an appointment with your doctor, or medical professional, as soon as you possibly can. They can then make an accurate diagnosis and you can receive the correct treatment.

A sweating problem can be permanent, which means that you may never be able to get a cure for it, but commonly this is only when it is hereditary.

Sweating problems that can quite often be caused by -

* stress;

* anxiety;

* and medications, to name a few,

and other causes are most often helped by removing the trigger. You just have to find out what that trigger is!

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter