As self-explanatory, hot flashes and night sweats are common conditions where people experience their bodies turning much warmer than usual and might even perspire. These conditions are not diseases in themselves but are a symptom of an underlying disease. As observed, these are most common in women undergoing the menopausal period. About 40% of menopausal women undergo this.
A difference between the two lies in the severity. Hot flashes elevate the body’s overall temperature, and when the temperature becomes too much, some women also tend to sweat profusely during the night. These are called night sweats. One can say, night sweats happen in women with aggravated hot flashes.
The Signs and Symptoms of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
As stated, these are themselves signs and symptoms of an underlying root cause. Therefore, it is important to know that finding the real cause behind these symptoms is necessary to treat the symptoms.
The Causes of Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
During menopause, our body is undergoing many hormonal changes, leading to a disturbance of the body’s natural cycles, including thermoregulation. As a result, the body begins to feel warmer than regular, and the outcome flashes of heat that aggravate the person’s ability to feel at ease. When this condition aggravates at night, the person might want to drink water excessively, shower, or change clothes to alleviate the condition.
The Treatment Options for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
The treatment of hot flashes and night sweats includes Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT. In this condition, the actual hormone estrogen is used to treat the condition, so there is no adverse effect once this hormone level begins to fall in the body. It, therefore, mimics the actual role of the estrogen hormone in the body. The affected person is also asked to take care of their hydration levels to avoid a heat stroke or dehydration.
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