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I am 85 years old and I am haveing night sweats WHY?

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I am 85 years old and I am haveing night sweats WHY?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 8 years ago.

How long are you having this?

Did you have any test or treatment?

Did you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have had these for the last week. I had an (epidermal) shot in my spine last week. I had malaria 60 years ago also I have hepatitis A and C
Expert:  Dr .Saha replied 8 years ago.
The sweating which occurs at night can be from different factors.

The factors are high thyroid hormone levels, anxiety & tension states, medicines, low blood glucose, chronic infection, tumors, autonomic nerve disorders etc.

One epidermal shot should not have prolonged effect.

Blood sugar should be checked as it is a common cause.

Sometimes heart pain may present as only sweating .

Heart condition which is a matter of concern, should be excluded too as early as possible.

In some cases no cause can be found.

As symptoms are presenting for a week, you should have an examination by your doctor & if necessary do some tests to get the proper diagnosis.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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