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What would cause a person to wake up sweating?

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Why do I wake up sweating every morning?
Sat, 9 Jun 2018 in Elderly Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
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I would recommend as follows:

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Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain that it is important performing a comprehensive differential diagnosis of different possible causes that may lead to your complaints: thyroid gland dysfunction, chronic inflammation, arthritis, a lung disorder, sleep apnea, etc..

For this reason, I would recommend consulting with your attending physician and performing some tests:

- a resting ECG and cardiac ultrasound
- a chest X ray and pulmonary function tests
- complete blood count
- thyroid hormone levels
- PCR, ESR for inflammation
- blood electrolytes.

A polysomnogram may be needed in case of suspicions of sleep apnea.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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