There are a number of other medications, to include cortisones such as either Prednisolone or Prednisone, that might also be associated with either flushing or night sweats.
Low blood sugar may, at times, cause sweating. Persons who use either oral anti-diabetes medication or insulin could experience hypoglycemia during the night, accompanied by sweating.
Hormone disorders, to include Carcinoid syndrome, Phenochromocytoma, and Hyperthyroidism, may cause either flushing or sweating.
Neurologic conditions may uncommonly increase the amount of sweating a person experiences, potentially leading to night sweats. The conditions that may lead to this include Post-traumatic Syringomyelia, Stroke, Dysreflexia, and Autonomic Neuropathy.
Sweating that is excessive at night can drench a person's sheets and the clothes they are wearing when it is severe. A flushing sensation can be difficult to distinguish from a true night sweat, or it may occur in conjunction with a night sweat. The person may experience additional symptoms along with the sweating, depending on the underlying cause of the night sweats. A person may experience both fever and chills along with night sweats if they have either an infection or cancer, for example. For this reason, unresolved night sweats are something you should approach a health care professional about.
Determining the cause of night sweats in a specific person requires a doctor to get a detailed medical history from the person involved. A doctor will many times also order testing to determine if there is an underlying cause that is responsible for the night sweats the person is experiencing. Depending upon the cause of the night sweats, as well as the person's specific medical history, a doctor might order imaging studies to include X-rays or CT scans, blood work, or additional specialized testing.
Night sweats that are a symptom of an underlying issue might require medical treatment. Usually, medical treatment is not directed towards the night sweats specifically; instead, treatment is aimed at the underlying cause of them. Cancers, hormonal disorders, or infections; for example, that cause night sweats - would be treated. Night sweats that arise as a symptom of Perimenopause could be treated with hormone therapy; both estrogen and combined progestin and estrogien therapy have been successfully used for this purpose. Night sweats that occur as a result of medication side-effects may improve when the person either discontinues or changes the medication. A health care professional could be able to suggest an alternative to a medication that is causing night sweats.
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