Menopause Night Sweats

Menopause night sweats is a common perspiration disorder that creates a warm sensation causing your body to perspire. 

Night sweats are also known as nocturnal hyperhidrosis. Most women will experience this common menopause symptom before, during or after menopause. 

Nocturnal hyperhidrosis refers to any excess sweating occurring from the body during the night. 

Night sweats occur due to your changing estrogen levels. 

Most experts believe that night sweats are due to the reduction of hormones as well as a rise in FSH and LH hormones. 

Interestingly, night sweats aren't just a symptom of menopause for women. Men experiencing male menopause might experience night sweats caused by excessive heart palpitations. These palpitations are caused by an overactive autonomic system that is responding to a reduction in testosterone levels. 

Menopause Night Sweats

Minimize Menopause Night Sweats

Minimize the occurrence of night sweats naturally by…

  • avoid hot and spicy foods

  • stay away from the in take of acidic foods and hot drinks

  • avoid caffeine, alcohol, and white sugar

  • avoid saturated fats (read meat and dairy products)

  • always try to reduce your levels of stress

  • stay out of warm weather condition

  • cut out anger

  • stay out of hot tubs

  • reduce any intense exercising

  • reduce tobacco products

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

Hot flashes and night sweats are very similar. Night sweats can occur several times a night. Hot flashes usually last from 1 to 5 minutes. 

Besides changing your lifestyle, supplementation may be helpful to stopping night sweats from occurring. 

First, start by trying to change your diet. Eat healthy foods rich in vitamin B, C and E. Also, increase the calcium content in your diet. 

It’s also a good idea for you to exercise regularly for about thirty minutes. 

Making these changes greatly reduces the possibility of night sweats from  occurring. 

Herbs for Night Sweats

Also, you want to help increase oxygen utilization in the liver with natural herbs. 

It’s important to find plants rich in phytoesterols, such as black cohosh. 

Some natural herbs are…

  • Dandelion

  • Dong Quai

  • Ho Shou Wu

  • yellow dock

These natural herbs are replacements for the lost estrogen, which reduces the problem associated with night sweats and other menopause symptoms. 

Other possible supplements include…

  • unicorn root

  • red clover

  • sarsaparilla

  • soy

  • wild yam root

And of course make sure you are getting adequate amounts of vitamin B, C, and E, along with calcium. 

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