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Night sweats in men are considered to be severe hot flashes that occur in the night. Male night sweats often result in extreme sweating which drenches a man's nightwear and bed sheets. These night sweats interrupt sleep and leave a feeling of intense heat or a slight chill.
What Causes Night Sweats in Men?
Night sweats in men are not caused by external heat, but instead by the malfunctioning hypothalamus (the temperature control center in the brain). The hypothalamus receives false signals (caused by a hormonal imbalance) that the body is overheated and causes the body to react immediately to e xpel this non-existent excess heat.
The low testosterone levels that are found in andropausal men are commonly the cause of the false signals sent to the hypothalamus. High cortisol (stress) levels and poor diet and fitness may contribute to night sweats in men.
Since night sweats in men are often caused by a hormonal imbalance of testosterone and/or cortisol, treatment with bioidentical hormones are recommended. Once hormonal balance is restored, the male night sweats are likely to end. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with a BodyLogicMD affiliated physician can balance your hormones and include a customized nutrition plan, targeted supplement regimens, and other strategic lifestyle changes.
With balanced hormones and healthy lifestyle habits, relief from male night sweats is only a start. Other symptoms caused by your hormone imbalance such as muscle loss, low sex drive, hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, and many more are also likely to diminish.
Contact the BodyLogicMD affiliated bioidentical hormone doctor nearest you to schedule an appointment and learn more about night sweats in men treatment that includes bioidentical hormone replacement. BodyLogicMD treatments effectively relieve symptoms of low testosterone, inlcuding night sweats in men.