What are Night Sweats During Menopause?
Menopause is the stage of a woman’s life where hormone levels change and that brings on some nasty side effects like night sweats.
What are Night Sweats?
As the name suggests, you wake up with your bed sheets and pajamas wet due to excessive sweating. It comes as a shock because it’s not something you are aware of until you wake and find yourself lying in a pool of sweat. Some women experience the occasional night sweat while others have them several times a night.
What Causes Menopausal Night Sweats?
Hormones are messengers that tell the body to do something. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, estrogen and progesterone control things like ovulation, mucus production and the thickening of the uterus lining.
During perimenopause, the time when your body is transitioning to menopause, and menopause itself, there are changes in the levels of estrogen and progesterone production. Night sweats are your body’s way of adjusting to these changes.
What Can You Do About Night Sweats?
Something as simple as making the room a little cooler might work to alleviate the sweats. Maybe you’ll need to adjust the air conditioning or crack a window open and point a fan towards the bed. If that doesn’t work, talk to the doctor.
Hormone imbalances are correctable with the right therapeutic approach like hormone replacements. Rebalancing those hormones can lower your risk of other medical problems, too, like osteoporosis and heart disease while making the night sweats and the other unpleasant symptoms of menopause a thing of the past.
Hormone therapy with NuFemme Medical is a safe and powerful option that can help you get back control over your life. Contact a NuFemme medical provider today to learn more about how the benefits of a customized hormone balancing plan that can help you safely and effectively manage night sweats and other menopause-related symptoms.