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Night Sweats: Causes and Treatments in Men and Women

Do you ever wake up at night drenched in sweat? Night sweats is a term used to describe excessive sweating during the night that soaks through your pajamas or bed sheets.

While significant perspiration during sleep can be uncomfortable or even embarrassing, having the occasional bout of night sweats is usually nothing to worry about. In fact, if you’re a woman who has recently given birth or is going through menopause, it’s even common.

When should I be concerned about night sweats?

If you’re a man or woman over the age of 40 who is experiencing persistent night sweats, it’s important to talk to your doctor. This is especially true if you have additional symptoms like fever, chills, pain or unplanned weight loss. In some cases night sweats may be a sign of underlying disease.

Night sweats and low T

Night sweats in men are sometimes linked to low levels of testosterone (low T). Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men and is responsible for sperm production, libido, muscle growth and bone density. Low T means your body isn’t producing enough testosterone and is a common hormonal condition that occurs naturally with age.

To help relieve night sweats and other symptoms of low T, your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The skilled physicians at SynergenX tailor HRT treatment and dose to each man’s individual needs and continually optimize their treatment as your T levels rise and fall.

Night sweats and menopause

Night sweats in women are often linked to menopausal hot flashes. Hot flashes are sudden feelings of intense body heat that can happen any time day or night. Approximately 75 percent of women in their 40s or 50s experience night sweats associated with menopause, which is a natural decline in the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones help regulate body temperature.

To help alleviate hot flashes, night sweats and other uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, your doctor may recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT). At SynergenX, we tailor treatment to the specific needs of each woman based on her symptoms, medical history, medical exam and blood tests.

If you are a man or woman over the age of 40 who is experiencing persistent night sweats, you may be suffering needlessly. Our specialists are skilled in the diagnosis of night sweats causes and treatments, like HRT. Call 877-915-2554 to learn how we can help you get rid of night sweats and back to restorative sleep.