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Increased Sweat Production and High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) in your blood. Cells need cholesterol for healthy living so your body makes about 75% of what you need, but you also get cholesterol from the food you eat. 25% of the cholesterol that your body has comes from animal products in your food.If you have too much […]

Night Sweats and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Studies reveal lifetime prevalence for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) of approximately 8% of the adult population in the United States.  An (understandably) higher statistic reveals 10-30% lifetime occurrence rate in veterans. In the past year (2013) there has been a 50% increase in diagnosed cases of PTSD in the military. The essential feature of Posttraumatic […]

Night Sweats and Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by abnormally low levels of blood sugar (or glucose) in the body. Glucose is the body’s key source of energy. It aids in the breakdown of foods and its conversion into energy, as well as provides the brain with energy for proper psychological functioning. When glucose levels become too low, […]

Night Sweats and Hyperthyroidism

Sweat through the night last night? Feeling nervous or shaky today? Experiencing flushed or red, itchy skin? How about increased bowel movements and unexplained weight loss? Although these symptoms might be signs of many metabolic or hormonal disorders, the key suspect here is your thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits beneath your […]

How to Reduce Allergens in the Bedroom

Allergies are characterized by an over-reaction of the immune system to certain substances, or “allergens” that are inhaled, eaten, injected, or touched. Symptoms include: sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose or throat, coughing, and skin rashes or hives (www.aafa.org/certified). Allergens in the home can be hiding in unexpected, hard to reach places and trigger asthma and […]

How to Deal with Night Sweats

If you’ve experienced night sweats before you know how irritating and debilitating they can be. Consistent disrupted sleep can lead to daytime drowsiness or fatigue, irritability, sudden mood swings, and an uncontrollable appetite. So you can see just how important getting a good night’s sleep can be! Night sweats, or sleeper hyperhidrosis, is plainly defined […]

Night Sweats and Cystic Fibrosis

Are you suffering from Cystic Fibrosis? If so, you’re probably also suffering from night sweats. There are over 30,000 American children and adults suffering from this condition. Cystic Fibrosis, or CF, is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and causes digestion problems. CF directly affects the cells that product mucus, sweat, saliva, and […]