Symptoms of Night Sweats in Men

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Night sweats in men occur for various reasons. Male menopause is one condition which can cause night sweats. Underlying illness may also be a cause of night sweats. If you are experiencing night sweats, even with the temperature of your room set at a comfortable degree, an appointment with your doctor should be scheduled.

Male Menopause

  • Decline of androgen (testosterone) is in the aging male is often referred to as male menopause. Symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, sexual problems, depression and night sweats can occur.

Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis

  • Idiopathic hyperhidrosis is a chronic sweat condition. There is no identifiable medical cause for this condition. Night sweats can occur with idiopathic hyperhidrosis.

Tuberculosis

  • Tuberculosis is an infection in which night sweats is the most recognized symptom. Other bacterial infections may also trigger night sweats, such as endocarditis, abscesses, and osteomyelitis.

Cancer

  • Night sweats can be an early symptom of some cancers, such as lymphoma.

Medication

  • Certain medications may cause night sweats such as anti-depressants and medicines taken to lower fever,

Hypglycemia

  • Low blood glucose, or hypoglycemia, can cause night sweats. Diabetics who take insulin or oral aniti-diabetic medication may experience night sweats.

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