Night sweats can be a sign of an underlying medical condition or a symptom of the presence of a problem.
Underlying medical conditions that may cause night sweats include: hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, and high blood pressure (also called hypertension). If you have one of these conditions, it is important to get treated. Your doctor will take steps such as prescribing medication and/or recommending nutritional changes to bring your body back into balance. Other underlying medical conditions that could cause night sweats include: gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation; liver disease; abnormal hormonal levels resulting from medications taken for other health problems; skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis; certain cancers; endocrine disorders including adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s syndrome (a form of hypercortisolism caused by prolonged steroid use), Addison’s Disease (a type of autoimmune disease in which the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol), pituitary tumors where the pituitary gland produces excessive amounts of ACTH not allowing your body to make enough cortisol causing excessive stress on your adrenal glands causing increased production & overproduction) acting like prescribed steroids but without them lasting long-term); physical trauma such as burns, blunt abdominal trauma or surgery after which drainage occurs through wounds or surgical catheters while at the hospital rather than during normal episodes when drained out naturally through sweat ducts within their membranes after healing has