Can a vitamin deficiency cause night sweats?
Posted 15 May 2009 - 12:40 PM
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 03:26 PM
I found that eating fewer carbs close to bedtime helps a little. No sugar, either, of course.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:09 PM
And I hate to tell you this...but you could be going into perimenopause....not likely but not impossible. I went through an early menopause....
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:52 PM
Vitamin D deficiency can cause a host of symptoms, night sweats amongst them apparently. But as many people I now know who are vitamin D deficient, no one else has mentioned that problem. Do you know what your 25(OH)D level is?
At my ripe old age, I started going through perimenopause recently. Thankfully, the only symptoms have been the night sweats - or power surges as I like to refer to them. 4-5 times a night and I was beginning to feel like crud because of lack of sleep.
I'm reluctant to take hormone replacement just for the sweats and tried some alternatives.
One I found - Maca Root, erradicated my sweats in 2 weeks. I now take it (1tsp in my chocolate protein drink) 4-5 times a week and touch wood, I've not had a night sweat since.
Might be worth a try - the worst that can happen is that it doesn't work. I got it from vitacost.
Alternative to HRT: It is important to remember that maca does not itself contain any hormones, but its action on the body jogs the pituitary into producing the precursor hormones which ultimately end up raising oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels, as well as helping to balance the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas. But this occurs naturally, not with time-bomb drugs which throw the entire body into a dangerous state of confusion.
It's worth a read and it's pretty interesting anyway: Maca root : Maca Science : Hormone Replace Therapy Properties of Maca Root : Maca Magic and the Herbs America Company
If you want to try some for a couple of weeks, let me know - I'll get some powder off in the mail to you.
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