Lot of Sweating at Night
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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • Excess sweating interferes with daily life

  • Excessive sweating on the palms

  • Sweating at night requiring change in clothing

  • Excessive sweating under arms when nervous

  • Excessive sweating on the soles of feet

  • Sweating over a specific part of the body only, e.g. palms, soles, armpits, or face

  • Excessive underarm sweating in hot conditions

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About the symptom

Night sweats are repeated episodes of very heavy sweating during sleep, heavy enough to soak the night clothes or bedding. It may require change of clothes due to excessive sweating.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Need to change of clothes due to night sweats

Possible causes

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  • Right heart failure

    Right heart failure occurs when the right side of the heart doesn't pump blood to the lungs effectively. It's also called pulmonary heart disease or cor pulmonale. Common risk factors include left heart failure, ongoing high blood pressure, conditions affecting the heart's arteries, diabetes, certain lung conditions, and cocaine and alcohol abuse.

  • Hypoglycemia

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  • Do you sweat so much at night that you need to change clothes?

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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