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night sweating in 78 yea old male

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night sweating in 78 yea old male
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

Since when have you had night sweating?

How severe is it - do you need to change clothes at night?

Do you sweat during the day?

Do you have hyperthyroidism, diabetes or any other medical condition?

What medicines, if any, are you on?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


1- 3 weeks ago


2- I just take off a vest


3- no day sweat


4- no blood pressure or diabetes issues


5- warfarin, betablocker, statins.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


1- 3 weeks ago


2- I just take off a vest


3- no day sweat


4- no blood pressure or diabetes issues


5- warfarin, betablocker, statins.


6- I just need this question answered, I dont want to sign up for more than this.

Expert:  Dr.M.D.Mazumdar replied 4 years ago.
George,

Thank you for the additional information.

Night sweats in males can be due to a low testosterone level, hyperthyroidism, chronic infections, low blood sugar levels, a problem with the autonomic nervous system called hyperhidrosis, certain cancers of the bone and blood, uncommon conditions like pheochromocytoma, carcinoid syndrome etc.

Since you do not sweat much and need to take off only a vest, chances are that a low testosterone level could be causing your night sweats. This is common in the older age group.

Please ask your doctor to order a blood test for your testosterone level.

I hope this helps.

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