Can Testosterone Replacement Therapy Help Night Sweats?
Posted: July 9, 2021
If you find yourself waking up in a pool of sweat each night, you might think it’s time to invest in a fan. Now, you might be right. However, if nothing seems to help and the temperature isn’t the cause, you might be suffering from night sweats. Men with night sweats often suffer from hypogonadism, or low T. If this is the cause of your night sweats, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may be able to help. Talk to one of our medical providers about your symptoms to learn if testosterone therapy may help your specific circumstances.
Night Sweats: Can Testosterone Replacement Therapy Help?
Night sweats are a pretty common issue. In fact, some estimate up to 41% of adults experience night sweats. In most cases, night sweats are typically caused by an underlying condition. Therefore, you can think of night sweats as a symptom of something else for most intents and purposes.
Also, night sweats are often accompanied with other symptoms that help point to the underlying cause, such as low testosterone. If low T is the cause of night sweats for men, in many cases we may recommend TRT. This helps replace lost testosterone and bring your levels into healthy ranges. In many cases, this may also help alleviate night sweats and other symptoms.
So, if you’re waking up with soaked sheets or pajamas each night, it might be time to schedule a comprehensive health assessment to talk about your health. Custom treatment solutions from our providers may help you find relief from night sweats. Our team can test your hormone levels to determine if TRT could be a good treatment option for you.
What are Night Sweats?
What’s the difference between sweating at night and night sweats? Essentially, night sweats are where you sweat excessively while you sleep, even though your environment isn’t too hot. By contrast, you might sweat at night because your thermostat is set too high, you have too many blankets on the bed, or you’re wearing really warm pajamas. So, if you find yourself waking up with your sheets or pajamas soaked, try turning down the temperature in your bedroom, wearing lighter pajamas, and taking a few blankets off. If you’re still having trouble with heavy sweating, you might be suffering from night sweats.
Night sweats can signal an issue with your health, such as low testosterone or another condition. In addition, night sweats can interrupt your sleep. The feeling of being overheated, or even the chill you might experience from the sweat evaporating from your body can interfere with regular sleep. It might wake you up at night and lead to sleep fragmentation, sleep deprivation, and other issues. If you’ve ever had a bad night’s sleep, then you know how hard it feels to function. Poor sleep can interfere with your life and have major impacts on your health and quality of life.
Now, occasional night sweats may not be anything to worry about. However, if the sweating persists, then it might be a symptom of a larger health problem. If you’re dealing with night sweats frequently, or if you notice they start with other symptoms, then talk to one of our providers about your symptoms.
As we mentioned, there can be several underlying causes for night sweats. That’s why it’s so important to talk to a doctor if you experience them often.
Some potential causes of night sweats include:
- Low testosterone
- Sleep apnea
- Certain medications
- Some infections
- Some types of cancer
In men, low T is a common cause of night sweats, so if you’re dealing with night sweats, talk to one of our treatment providers about your hormone levels and whether testosterone replacement therapy might help.
Low Testosterone is a Common Cause of Night Sweats in Men
Men who experience night sweats may have low T as an underlying health condition. Some symptoms of low T include:
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Mood changes
- Unexplained weight gain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sexual dysfunction
If you notice these symptoms in addition to night sweats, you may want to get your testosterone levels checked.
So, why might low T cause night sweats? Researchers are still studying the link between night sweats and testosterone levels. However, many believe it may have something to do with the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is the part of your brain that helps regulate your temperature. It essentially acts as your body’s thermostat. When it detects that you’re overheating, the hypothalamus sends signals to your blood vessels to dilate and your sweat glands to produce sweat to help cool you off.
However, low T may interfere with normal hypothalamus function and trick it into thinking you’re overheating. That may explain why men with low T often experience night sweats. Fortunately, testosterone replacement therapy may help reduce night sweats if low T is the underlying cause. This treatment option can help bring testosterone levels into healthy ranges, which may help reduce night sweats and other symptoms.
How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Works at Low T Center
If you believe you’re suffering from night sweats due to low testosterone levels, schedule an appointment with one of our health providers. We’ll conduct a comprehensive health assessment to look at your health as a whole, including blood tests that look at testosterone levels. If your testosterone levels come back low, we take another blood draw to confirm the diagnosis. Then, our medical professionals may recommend beginning a testosterone replacement therapy program to help bring your testosterone levels up into healthy ranges.
There are two main options for testosterone therapy from our centers: in-office therapy and at-home TRT.
With in-office TRT you come into our office for your testosterone injections typically every seven to ten days. During your appointment you typically fill out a quick health form to help us assess your symptoms and treatment. Then, we give you your injection and you can be on your way.
For at-home testosterone therapy, we send all the supplies you need in a kit right to your door. We teach you in-office how to give yourself an injection and how to use your kit with our proprietary app. Our app helps with treatment monitoring like the health form we have you fill out in-office, but in the comfort of your own home.
Our team can help you determine the right option for you and helps with ongoing treatment optimization to help you feel your best.
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Our team at Low T Center is here to help you improve your health. We offer individualized health solutions at affordable prices and convenient locations throughout the U.S. As a men’s health clinic, we are here to help you feel great and achieve your health goals. Schedule an appointment today at a location near you to take the first step toward better health.
Disclaimer: This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Low T Center. You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.