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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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