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Night Sweats Return

Published: January 2, 2010

For the past two months I’ve had profuse sweating every night and wake up soaked. I had the problem in 2002, but it vanished without treatment. Can you cast some light on this?

James,

Manteca, California

Nocturnal hyperhidrosis, commonly known as night sweats, may be triggered by an underlying condition, such as sleep apnea, overactive thyroid, diabetes, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Medications to treat depression and fever may also be to blame. In rare cases, night sweats may signal a serious illness such as tuberculosis or even certain types of cancer, which is why it’s best to consult with a doctor, especially when the symptoms recur. In addition to addressing any underlying cause, doctors may prescribe injectable Robinul or oral propranolol to tame the excessive sweating.

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  • Woodwardone

    I had the same experience. The root cause – a defective medical device leading to a build up of toxins in my body. It is a major red flag.