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night sweat

Etymology: AS, niht + swaetan
sweating that occurs with a nocturnal fever, as in a wasting disease like pulmonary tuberculosis.

night sweat

[AS. nyht, night, + swat, sweat]
Profuse sweating during sleep. It may be a symptom of lymphoma or other cancers, numerous infectious diseases, or menopause.

night sweat

Drenching perspiration occurring at night or during sleep. Night sweats may be a feature of any feverish illness but do not indicate any particular diagnosis.

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Q. does flaxseed work for hot flashes.is there anything else that helps? going though menopause without hormones.

A. There have been some researches lately to see if flaxseed does indeed help with hot flashes. flaxseed was studied because it is a phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen source). Flaxseed contains lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. The research found that it helped some of the women. You need to crush the flaxseed before you eat it in order to get all the oil out of it. You can try it, it is good for you anyway.

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She explained that greater body fat provides insulation that may hinder heat loss, and hot flashes and night sweats provide a way to dissipate that heat.
Finally, for current smokers, smoking was quantified in a 6-point Likert-type scale that ranged from "less than 10 cigarettes per month", until "more than 40 cigarettes per day"; this quantification integrated the structural equation model to assert the influence of smoking on the occurrence of hot flushes and night sweats.
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Hot flashes and night sweats affect millions of women, as well as many men with prostate cancer who are given estrogen.
A In most cases, night sweats aren't cause for concern and are associated with normal changes in body temperature.
We also are not aware of an association between melatonin and night sweats.
19,2011 issue of BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, many women still experience hot flashes and night sweats years after menopause.
Our data show that women with night sweats have a 33% increased CHD risk as compared with asymptomatic women.
After 12 weeks the women on geniVida had a 51 % reduction in hot flashes and night sweats compared to only 27% for the women in the placebo group.
More serious causes of night sweats include chronic infections, tuberculosis, heart valve problems, and even some tumors related to lymphomas and cancer of the kidney or liver.
Women troubled by hot flashes and night sweats during the years around menopause want safe, effective treatment options.
There is no single best evidence-based approach to the diagnostic evaluation of night sweats, given the limited number of studies on the subject.