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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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Also, hot flushes are the most frequent symptoms that are associated with menopause, followed by mood swing, vaginal dryness, sleep problems, night sweats, and memory loss (Asadi, Jouyandeh, & Nayebzadeh, 2012).
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Hunter (clinical health psychology, King's College London, UK) and Smith, a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping people manage physical health conditions through cognitive behavioral therapy, help women going through menopause manage the symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, stress, and sleep problems using a four-week cognitive behavioral therapy program as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
Women whose diets were high in fruit and most closely resembled a Mediterranean-style diet were less likely to report hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, while women whose diets were high in added sugars and fats were more likely to experience these symptoms, according to a study that appeared in the May 2013 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
She was plagued with hot flashes and night sweats, which woke her most nights.
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