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Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Stop My Night Sweats?

 Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Stop My Night Sweats?

You wake up in the middle of the night feeling wet, cold, clammy, and uncomfortable. Your nightclothes, the bedding, and even your hair seem drenched in sweat. You don’t feel refreshed by the sweat, and there’s no apparent reason you would have been getting too hot. What’s going on with your body, and what can you do to improve the quality of your rest?

Your hormones greatly influence your body’s ability to regulate temperature. Many women experience night sweats related to hormonal imbalances or changes. Night sweats can be a hormone-related symptom of menopause as well. It’s a real possibility that hormone issues could be at the root of your sleep problems.

At Longoria OBGYN, Dr. Leonardo Longoria provides hormone replacement therapy (HRT). If you’re located in or around the El Paso, Texas, area, and you’re tired of dealing with night sweats, talk to Dr. Longoria about whether hormone replacement therapy might be the solution for you.

How can hormone replacement therapy improve your night sweating symptoms? Here’s what you need to know about how HRT can benefit your ability to rest peacefully through the night and wake up fresh and dry.

Hormones and night sweats

Your body naturally produces hormones like estrogen and progesterone. These chemicals work to regulate many of your physical systems, including your metabolism and your internal sense of temperature.

Your hormone levels also play a big role in how your body adjusts to perceived changes in temperature. Sweating is how your body seeks to regulate your temperature when it gets signals that you’re overheating. Hormonal changes or a hormone imbalance can throw this system out of tune, causing symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats.

As you get older, your hormone levels naturally shift. In women, perimenopause and menopause mark a time of significant hormonal change around late middle age, often accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms like night sweats.

You could also experience hormone-related night sweats as part of your menstrual cycle, during pregnancy, or if you have primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). And hormonal conditions like overactive thyroid can carry night sweats as a symptom.

The benefits of HRT

Hormone replacement therapy is an effective way to rebalance your hormone levels and reverse symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and more. Your body can use replacement hormones just as effectively as naturally-produced ones. With a boost to your estrogen levels, you might notice that your symptoms lessen in intensity or even vanish completely.

Dr. Longoria offers HRT in several forms, including as an oral medication. You may also be able to use topical or injection treatments for your HRT. Dr. Longoria can additionally provide HRT through time-release pellets placed under your skin.

Could you be a good candidate for HRT? Dr. Longoria doesn’t recommend this treatment option if you have a history of breast cancer. You can learn more about your treatment options for night sweats by discussing your issues with Dr. Longoria.

Schedule your initial consultation at Longoria OBGYN online or over the phone today, and don’t lose another night’s sleep to night sweats.

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