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 night wear 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 natural bioidentical hormones is suggested. Once the hormones are put back in balance, the male night sweats are likely to end. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with a BodyLogicMD affiliated physician can balance your hormones and offer a customized nutrition, supplement and fitness program.
With balanced hormones and a proper nutrition and fitness plan, relief from your 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 bioidentical hormone doctor nearest you to schedule an appointment and learn more about night sweats in men treatment that includes bioidentical hormone replacement. BodyLogicMD can be used to relieve the effects of testosterone and night sweats in men.