Reasons and Treatments for Excessive Night Sweating

Treatments for Night Sweating | Spectrum Dermatology, Scottsdale

Reasons and Treatments for Excessive Night Sweating

Excessive sweating when you sleep can happen to anyone, particularly if you live in a hot environment like Arizona and like to take naps. Spectrum Dermatology offers MiraDry to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and it has quickly become a favorite treatment for those who can’t get quality sleep because of “night sweats.”

Controlling Night Sweats

One of the most obvious causes of excessive sweating is the heat, but there are also possible underlying conditions that can cause this uncomfortable situation. Our bodies sweat to regulate our temperature, but we can also sweat because of stress, anxiety, and of course exercise. However, perimenopause and menopause can also cause night sweats in women. Those most likely to fall into this category are 45+, but perimenopause can occur much earlier. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is an option many women choose, but others prefer to simply and effectively treat some of the most annoying side effects of this life stage with MiraDry.

Other types of hormone imbalances can also cause hyperhidrosis. For example, hyperthyroidism is strongly linked to excessive sweating. This condition occurs when the thyroid glands produce too much thyroid hormones. There’s also carcinoid syndrome, which causes an increase in hormone-like substances that lead to night sweats.

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, can also cause night sweats. Particularly if you rely on insulin, low blood sugar in the middle of the night can cause uncomfortable and excessive sweating. Certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma, can also cause night sweats. However, this cause is rare compared to other possibilities. Lymphoma also comes with a variety of other side effects such as fever and weight fluctuations.

Of course, excessive sweating in itself is also a condition. Hyperhidrosis occurs when the sweat glands become overactive. There’s also secondary hyperhidrosis, which occurs when the sweating is paired with other symptoms like headaches or tiredness. Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a condition in which excessive sweating occurs with no identifiable cause.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

No matter your cause for excessive sweating, the key is to diagnose the underlying cause when possible and treat the sweating condition. To learn more about MiraDry, make your appointment with Spectrum Dermatology today.