Previously published in Examiner
Part 2 of the Night’s Sweats and Hot Flashes series
Most Montrealers complain they do not get enough sleep. Yet, sleep affects are physical and mental health. Not having enough sleep affects our mood, our stamina, our home-life and career, and our social relationships.
Sleep is an important human function which is essential for good physical health and good mental health. Even though sleep is so important many Montrealers take sleeping for granted. They either sleep too much or more often than not, sleep less than is recommended for good health. Montrealers will catnap rather than sleep, burn the midnight oil studying, play on the computer, or just insist that they are too busy too sleep.
Conditions that affect sleep, our health, and mental health include such topics as Night Sweats and Hot Flashes, common symptoms for premenopausal women. Montrealers can go to the hospital for endocrinologists and hormone specialist. They can also take a long at this site for hormone therapists in Montreal, and across Canada
The Causes of Night Sweats and Hot Flashes continued
Menopause and Perimenopause
Women who are entering the stage of their lives where the production of the ova declines and the menses begins to lessen (perimenopause) or ends completely (menopause) will be among the population most affected by night sweats – hot flashes. These symptoms as well as many others, can continue for several years during the perimenopausal phase of a woman’s life before the complete cessation of menses.
Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a chronic medical condition without any known cause to date. For some reason the body produces way too much sweat.
Infections and night sweats
Doctors have long known that night sweats is a symptom of tuberculosis, however bacterial infection can cause night sweats as well. Some known bacterial infections that cause night sweats include:
Endocarditis is the inflammation of the lining of the valves of the heart
Osteomyelitis is the inflammation inside the bones which is caused by some kinds of infection
Tonsil abscesses, boils, appendix, perianal, peritonsillar which is an abscess next to the anus, and diverticulitis which is the eruption of the diverticuli ( small pouches or sacs that attach to the colon or intestines).
The most common cancer associated with night sweats is lymphoma, but there could be other forms of cancer where night sweats including fever and weight loss, would be one of the early symptoms.