Night Sweats

Definition of Night Sweats:

Severe/drenching nighttime sweating that is due to an underlying medical condition, not heat or humidity.

Also: Night Sweating, Nighttime Sweating, Nocturnal Hyperhidrosis, Sleep Hyperhidrosis, Sweating At Night

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Body Odor

...the condition
“...For this reason it is important to visit a doctor if you ... experience night sweats for no obvious reason...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...Patients may experience fever, excessive sweating, night sweats, weight loss, reduced appetite, an inability to tolerate warm temperatures, bone or joint pain, heart attack or stroke, gastrointestinal bleeding, infection...”
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“...Call your health care provider if ... symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, or prolonged fever are also present...”

Estrogens Low

...our question about Night sweats
Night sweats or their daytime version, hot flashes, may be the first symptom of low estrogen...”

Gulf War Illness

...the condition
“...Armed Forces) returned from the Persian Gulf and slowly (over 6-24 months or more) and presented with a variety of complex signs and symptoms characterized by disabling fatigue, intermittent fevers, night sweats, arthralgia, myalgia, impairments in short-term memory, headaches, skin rashes, intermittent diarrhea, abdominal bloating, chronic bronchitis, photophobia, confusion, transient visual...”


...the condition
“...Symptoms of chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis include ... night sweats...”


...the condition
“...Early symptoms include headache, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, swollen lymph glands, fever, heavily coated white tongue, diarrhea, and lung infections...”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...Symptoms of Hodgkin's disease may include the following ... Night sweats...”

Hormone Imbalance

...the condition
“...periods; Hirsutism (excessive body hair); Acne; Darkening of skin (specifically along the neck, in the groin and under the breasts); Skin tags; Vaginal dryness; Vaginal atrophy; Pain during sex; Night sweats; Hot flashes – experienced by about 23 of perimenopausal women; Disturbed sleep; Some of the symptoms specific to men include: Development of breast tissue; Breast tenderness; Erectile...”


...our question about Night sweats
Night sweats can occur due to associated bacterial, viral, or fungal infections.”


...related topic
“...It usually begins with night sweats, continues a few months later with estrogen, followed by ovulation, then the full cycle and the growth of secondary sexual characteristics...”

Menopausal Issues

...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“...Many women have reported a reduction in their hot flashes and night sweats when they regularly consume soy foods, such as tempeh or tofu...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“...The presence of hot flashes, night sweats, or vaginal dryness indicate levels of estrogen may be too low...”


...the condition
“...Bone pain, difficulty breathing, abnormal/easy bleeding, easy bruising, fatigue, general malaise, weight loss, fever, night sweats, becoming pale (anemia), are also symptoms of myelofibrosis...”

Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

...the condition
“...Other signs and symptoms depend on the underlying condition and include ... Night sweats...”

Night Sweats

...the condition
“...Night sweats is a common perspiration disorder that occurs during sleep and stops upon waking...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“Several malignancies can lead to night sweats.”
...relationship to Histoplasmosis
“Various fungal infections are associated with chronic night sweats.  Histoplasmosis, an infection usually seen in the southeastern, mid-Atlantic and central United States, is one such illness...”
...relationship to HIV/AIDS
“The most common clinical presentations in the high-risk groups or ARC patients includes night sweats.  If HIV has progressed to an advanced stage, night sweats become a severe problem.”
...relationship to Hypoglycemia
“Nighttime hypoglycemia may be without symptoms or manifest itself as night sweats, unpleasant dreams or early morning headache.”
...relationship to Rheumatoid Arthritis
Night sweats, depression and lethargy can accompany this disease.”
...relationship to Chronic / Hidden Infection
“A hidden infection, such as an abscess in the liver or spleen, can cause night sweats and fever without many other symptoms.”
...relationship to Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC) Disease
“Mycobacterium avium infection can cause night sweats.  A mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) diagnostic test can be done to identify the infection or rule it out...”
...relationship to Tuberculosis
“Tuberculosis (TB) is the classic cause of night sweats.  Early on the immune system typically controls the infection and few if any symptoms develop...”
...recommendation White Peony Root
“If a person is healthy, mild night sweats can be treated with White Peony possibly combined with Zizyphus and Mume.”
...recommendation Schisandra Berry
“Schisandra in combination with Cornus, Dragon Bone, Ho-Shou-Wu, Polygala, Gall and Lycium bark may help reduce mild night sweats.”
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Perimenopausal Issues

...the condition
“...In these women, night sweats can interfere with sleep and cause fatigue...”

Sage a treatment
“...Many traditional herbalists recommend sage tea as a remedy for menopausal night sweats.  Commission E also approves sage as a gargle for throat irritations...”

Silicone Breast Implant Problems

...the condition
“...The syndrome includes the symptoms of arthralgia, myalgia, sicca complex, paresthesia, balance disturbance, night sweats, rashes, memory difficulty and fatigue...”


...the condition
“...Dyspnea (shortness of breath) may result from damage to the lung by the bacteria; Hemoptysis (coughing up blood) usually does not occur until the later stage of TB; Unexplained weight loss; Night sweats from a fever that spikes up at night and is down during the day...”
...related topic
“...In the secondary stage, there might be a slight fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue and various other symptoms, depending on the part of the body affected...”

Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)

...the condition
“...Any of the following may be symptoms ... night sweats and excessive sweating...”
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