A reader recently inquired, “Are night sweats connected to Candida? Can Candida cause night sweats?” Let’s delve into various reasons for experiencing night sweats.
Night sweats are when you’re in bed, sleeping, and you awaken feeling overly hot and sweaty, different from fevers that can manifest both during the day and night. While fevers are predominantly immune-related and often signal an infection, there are numerous other reasons for night sweats:
- Menopause and Andropause: Women undergo menopause, signifying the end of their reproductive years, leading to a decline in sex hormones. This can cause hot flashes, especially during the night. Some men experience a male version called andropause.
- Infections: Infections like tuberculosis, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, or tropical diseases can cause night sweats. If you’ve traveled internationally, you might have acquired an infection leading to these symptoms.
- Cancers: Lymphomas, cancers of the lymphatic system, can manifest with symptoms including night sweating.
- Medications: Some pharmaceutical drugs, such as antibiotics, paracetamol, antacids, and aspirin, can cause night sweats.
- Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar can lead to symptoms like hot and cold flashes, shivering, and sweating.
- Thyroid Issues: Overactive thyroid or hyperthyroidism can lead to sweating, especially if accompanied by anxiety.
- Neurological Conditions: Some rare conditions affecting the nervous system can lead to inappropriate peripheral bodily responses, including night sweats.
- Fermentation from Candida: Candida can indeed cause night sweats. If someone consumes alcohol or sugars while having a yeast infection, internal fermentation can occur, leading to heat generation and sweating.
In our book, Candida Crusher, we’ve further highlighted that if you experience symptoms like gas, bloating, burping, sweating, and sugar cravings, there’s a potential you might have a yeast infection.
Disclaimer: While we aim to provide accurate and helpful information, it’s crucial to consult with your healthcare professional for personalized advice and treatment options.