Cold Sweat Alarm
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Hypoglycemia symptoms often occur when blood glucose levels fall below 4.0 mmol/l (70 mg/dl). But many people feel no symptoms when they have blood glucose readings below this level. This is called hypoglycemia unawareness. People with hypoglycemia unawareness are also less likely to be awakened from sleep when hypoglycemia occurs at night. Hypoglycemia may also be referred to as an insulin reaction, or insulin shock.
Being aware of the early signs of hypoglycemia allows you to treat your low blood glucose levels swiftly. Everyone’s reaction is different, so it is important to know the signs and symptoms. It is recommended to inform friends and family of the signs of hypoglycemia and treatment, in case you're unaware of your hypo and or are asleep.
3 main symptoms of Hypoglycemia are:
- Feeling dizzy
If you are experiencing symptoms and do not receive treatment, a severe hypoglycemia has the potential to cause accidents, injuries, coma, or death.
Heart attacks are sudden and intense. However most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often the people affected aren't sure what's wrong and wait too long before getting help. Recognising the early signs can reduce the outcome to you and your loved ones.
- Chest Discomfort
- Discomfort in arm, back, neck, jaw or stomach
- Shortness of Breath
- Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or dizziness
A stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. A person having a stroke may lose control over their movement, perception and speech. They may also lose consciousness, knowing the early warning signs could minimise the complications in hospital.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg,
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden feeling of being cold and sweaty sensation
Prompt hospital treatment is essential for stroke survival.
Stress is the body's reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response. The body reacts to these changes with physical, mental and emotional responses.
The human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. Stress can be positive, keeping you alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked, and stress-related tension builds.
Physical symptoms of stress include:
- Low energy
- Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
- Cold or sweaty hands and feet
- Excess sweating
Why We Sweat
The body produces sweat to help keep cool, which normally occurs with exertion during exercise or in high temperatures.
However, sweating can be activated by fear, low sugar in the bloodstream, stress or anxiety and this is often referred to as a cold sweat. It comes on suddenly and results in cool, damp skin. It is the body's reaction to stress as part of the "fight or flight" response that helps us to react in a dangerous situation. A nightmare can trigger cold sweat and people with prolonged stress or anxiety problems can experience cold sweat as a symptom.
Reasons For Cold Sweat
Cold sweat is not a medical problem, but it can be a symptom of a serious condition that needs medical attention including:
- A severe injury that is causing pain
- Heart attack
- Shortness of breath
- Too little sugar in the bloodstream
Excessive sweating can also be a symptom of many other disorders, whether as a cold sweat during the day or night.
Nocturnal sweat refers to any excess sweating occurring during the night. However, if your bedroom is unusually hot or you are using too many bedclothes, you may begin to sweat during sleep and this is normal.
In order to distinguish nocturnal sweats that arise from medical causes from those that occur because one's surroundings are too warm, a true nocturnal cold sweat occurs at night that can drench sleepwear and sheets, which are not related to an overheated environment.
People who suffer night sweats will typically wake in the night to find their bedclothes and bedding drenched, even if their bedroom temperature is cool. This abnormal sweating is annoying, but usually harmless.
However, night sweats can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, so you should see your GP if they keep happening and you're worried.What is the likely cause?
The main conditions and medications that can cause night sweats are summarised below, although it should be noted that many of these conditions would cause other more specific symptoms as well:
- medication – antidepressants and some other psychiatric drugs can sometimes cause night sweats as a side effect.
- hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), which is commonly associated with diabetes and taking insulin
- cancer – night sweats can be an early symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphoma or leukaemia; however, this is unusual and cancer would cause other symptoms.
People who generally sweat excessively, may have a condition called hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis doesn't usually pose a serious threat to a person’s health, but it can be embarrassing and distressing.
Many people with the condition are too embarrassed to seek medical help or believe that nothing can be done to improve their symptoms. However, help is available – for example, lifestyle changes and a prescription antiperspirant may improve your sweating.
Cold sweat can be a common occurrence with stress or anxiety, but be aware that there are certain medical conditions that can also cause cold sweats.
Cold sweats refer to any sudden sweating that is not brought on by exertion or heat. Cold sweats usually occur due to the body’s response to stress. This is the body’s natural flight or fight response. Cold sweats can also be a sign of an illness or injury and should be recognized as a possible symptom when applying first aid.
Recognizing Cold Sweats
Cold sweats can come on suddenly due to a number of reasons. You would expect sweating after some physical activity, but cold sweats are brought on by other things. They can be worse when the cold sweats occur at night because people have a tendency to fight the sweats when they come on. This causes even more anxiety and the inability to sleep due to fear, creating a vicious cycle of anxiety and cold sweats. This can make curing cold sweats very difficult.
Symptoms That Can Occur with Cold Sweats
Cold sweats typically occur in conjunction with other symptoms. These symptoms can vary depending on the causes of the cold sweats and any underlying medical conditions. Common symptoms include:
- Stress or anxiety
- Pain or achiness
- Pale skin
- Nausea or vomiting
Causes of Cold Sweats
Cold sweats usually occur as a result of the body’s fight or flight response when dealing with stress. It is a natural response to the following situations:1. Pain
A patient suffering intense pain due to fractures, amputations, or even a migraine can experience cold sweats.2. Stress, Anxiety, or Fear
Fear and anxiety can cause anyone stressful, especially with lifestyle or worry over finances, jobs, or relationships. Anything from everyday stress to intense panic can trigger the body’s fight or flight response leading to cold sweats.3. Low Blood Sugar
Hypoglycemia, a complication for diabetic patients, as well as for people who have poor nutrition and do not eat enough or frequently. This is a drop in blood glucose levels and the symptoms include dizziness, trembling, blurred vision, and cold sweats.4. Low Blood Pressure
Normal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80 mm Hg. But when it drops to 90/60, or even lower, this is low blood pressure.5. Shock
When blood flow to the brain and other vital organs gets dangerously low, this leads to the body going into shock. Shock is a life-threatening condition usually due to a severe injury or acute illness and requires immediate medical attention. Cold sweats are a common symptom of shock.6. Medications
Cold sweats can be caused by certain medications you may be taking. Antibiotics and blood pressure medications are known to cause cold sweats in some people. Certain over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements can also cause cold sweats.7. Heart Attack
One of the most severe causes of cold sweats is heart attack, where the blood flow is reduced to the heart by a blockage of the blood vessels. Chest pain, arm pain, and excessive sweating, or cold sweats, are the signs of a heart attack.8. Other Health Conditions
Other possible medical conditions can cause cold sweats. These include circulatory disorders, influenza, viral infections, and immune disorders. Chills, weakness, and dizziness are also common symptoms of these conditions that can accompany cold sweats.
Treatment of Cold Sweats
All of the above mentioned causes of cold sweats can be treated or cured, either with medical attention or at-home care. You can do a number of things to alleviate your cold sweats at home in a number of ways.1. Relax Yourself
Stress management techniques can be used to treat your cold sweats due to stress and anxiety. Physical activities such as jogging, yoga, breathing exercises or a warm bath can all help you relax. Slower breathing can help reduce panic and anxiety attacks and lead to a faster recovery.2. Make Changes to Sleeping Environment
Use your thermostat to control the temperature in your bedroom to help reduce the incidence of cold sweats. If cold sweats occur during sleep, change the bedding and wear loose and comfortable sleep clothing.3. Diet
You can make changes to your diet to avoid consuming foods before bedtime that can trigger cold sweats. If you have low blood sugar, make sure that you do not skip meals or spread your meals and snacks out throughout the day. Limit your intake of high-sugar foods before bedtime as well.4. Be Productive
When cold sweats occur, engage in an activity to keep your mind off of it and prevent further anxiety. Read or do a crossword puzzle.