Night Sweats

Hormone Therapy Institute

Orlandis Wells, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Henderson, NV

Night sweats are often a common complaint of women during menopause. Waking up soaked in sweat is no way to get good quality sleep. At the Hormone Therapy Institute, Orlandis Wells, MD, offers innovative treatment options using a holistic approach to relieve your night sweats and other symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. To end the cycle of changing your bed sheets each night, call the Henderson, Nevada, office today or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.

Night Sweats Q & A

What are night sweats?

Night sweats are episodes of severe sweating that can soak through your clothing and sheets. Excessive sweating can interfere with your sleep and cause psychological issues due to embarrassment and frustration.

What causes night sweats?

Your hormones control your body’s temperature. When there’s an imbalance of hormones, you may experience frequent periods of excessive sweating at night. You can also experience hot flashes, which are daytime episodes where your body temperature rises suddenly, leaving you feeling overly hot and sweaty.

Several medical conditions can cause hormone issues that lead to excessive sweating during the night, including:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Infections
  • Dysfunction in the thyroid or adrenal glands

Fluctuating hormone levels that occur during the transition to menopause can also result in night sweats.

How are night sweats diagnosed?

Dr. Wells discusses your symptoms and how often you experience them before performing advanced hormone testing.

Testing requires a small sample of blood Dr. Wells analyzes to see if your body is lacking any hormones. If he detects an imbalance, he can create a custom treatment plan to replenish hormones and resolve the occurrences of night sweats and hot flashes.

It can take time for Dr. Wells to find the right dosage of hormones to resolve your symptoms. He monitors your overall health to determine if a change in hormones or their dosages is necessary to relieve your night sweats.

What else can I do to cope with night sweats?

While you wait for your hormone levels to balance, there are changes you can make to reduce the episodes of night sweats you experience. These changes may include:

  • Reducing stress
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Avoiding spicy food
  • Increasing your activity
  • Limiting caffeine consumption

You should also wear loose, layered clothing that you can easily remove when you feel hot. Keep a fan in your bedroom to circulate air when you sleep or use air conditioning. You should also incorporate more water into your diet to ensure you stay hydrated.

To learn more about the effectiveness of hormone therapy for ending night sweats, call the Hormone Therapy Institute today or use the convenient online booking feature.