Night sweats for women is very well known symptom of hormonal changes related to aging and a decline in estrogen. We have been aware of this phenomenon in men for several years – the usual cause is a decline in Testosterone see Low Testosterone symptoms. There are many causes of “night sweats in men”, such as medications, unhealthy lifestyle, stress and of course low hormones i.e. testosterone in men.
Fact: Night sweats are a common symptom of andropause in men. Replacing testosterone to healthy levels should resolve this with in 2 weeks of starting treatment.
Fact: Night sweats are only one symptom of andopause. Treatment should take into consideration balancing several hormones including testosterone, thyroid, estrogen and DHEA.
Night sweats in men are not caused by external heat, but instead by the malfunctioning hypothalamus (the temperature control center in the brain). The hypothalamus receives false signals (caused by a Male hormonal imbalance) that the body is overheated and causes the body to react immediately to expel this non-existent excess heat.
The low testosterone levels that are found in andropausal men are commonly the cause of the false signals sent to the hypothalamus. High cortisol (stress) levels and poor diet and fitness and being over weight may contribute to Men with night sweats.
There are no statistics on low testosterone as a cause for night sweats. Not all men experience night sweats as they proceed into andropause. At reNEW MAN, with 12 years of experience, we find night sweats to be a complaint in about 50% of our new clients. To our knowledge, balancing hormones at health levels and addressing lifestyle issues of diet, exercise and stress control, has been virtually 100% effective in treating night sweats in men