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Drenching sweats at night

What are the posible causes of my drenching sweats at night and how can i find treatment to help ?

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The answer

Dear Mr. Figg,

The most common cause of night sweats, unrelated to the weather, is infection; this can be low grade or chronic. Occasionally it can be a hormonal issue, but this is less common. I would suggest talking to your GP as they will need to take a blood test to rule out any infection, and diagnosis will dictate treatment. Hopefully this will help you,

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