Many women suffering from thrush and night sweats will experience difficulty in dealing with these menopausal symptoms. The disruptive nature of these conditions and the embarrassment that often accompanies them can seem hard to manage. However, these symptoms are typically easy to treat. Read on for more information about what can be done to combat these issues.
Why Are Thrush and Night Sweats Affecting the Legs?
Night sweats is caused by an estrogen imbalance usually brought about by menopause. Lower estrogen levels during this period may cause the hypothalamus (the part of the body responsible for regulating body temperature) to send incorrect signals to cool the body, resulting in excess perspiration and night sweats.
Thrush, a common type of fungal infection, can also be traced to estrogen imbalance. Changing conditions of the vagina during menopause, it can make the vagina more susceptible to infection and dryness, which may result in a thrush breakout affecting the legs.
What Are the Symptoms?
The symptoms of thrush and night sweats are explored below:
Oral thrush. This fungus often lives in the body without producing symptoms. However, women experiencing vaginal thrush may also notice white spots appearing in their mouth.
Burning sensation in the legs. A burning sensation in the legs accompanying thrush is typically connected to the estrogen imbalance in menopause. However, this could also be a sign of osteoporosis, so it is generally recommended that a woman seek a physician's advice when experiencing this symptom.
Night sweats. Also known as nocturnal hyperhidrosis, this is an unpleasant condition characterized by sudden excessive sweating in the nocturnal hours. Women may wake up cold, drenched in sweat, and shivering uncontrollably with a feeling of disorientation or anxiety.
What Can Be Done about Thrush and Night Sweats?
Some women may worry that their night sweats are causing thrush symptoms, or vice versa. However, these are generally two separate symptoms with the same root cause – menopausal hormone imbalance. In any case, there are ways to naturally and effectively treat them. Listed below are several suggestions for treating thrush and night sweats:
Wear lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing to bed.
Sleep with blankets and sheets made from lightweight fabric.
Take herbal remedies to help restore estrogen imbalance (e.g., black cohosh and dong quai).
Elevate the legs when possible and apply a cooling ice pack to ease any burning sensation (a massage is also helpful).
Keep the body and mouth as clean as possible at all times.
If the above treatment suggestions don't provide sufficient relief, women should consult a doctor to explore other remedies. Thrush and night sweats can be bothersome conditions, but they can be treated quickly and effectively and with relative ease.
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