night sweats

As the Delta variant of COVID-19 makes its unwelcome presence known, Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • August 13, 2021

Sweating is a cooling mechanisms that helps to maintain the narrow temperature range the body’s physical and chemical processes require for optimal function

By Ask the Doctors • May 19, 2021
When I was 24, I was temping at the office of an endocrinologist. I was talking to him about a patient and leaning over when he asked me if I had ever had my thyroid checked as he noticed something when looking at me. It turned out my thyroid was [...]
By Monica • April 26, 2018
As if the hot flashes, night sweats and dry skin caused by menopause weren’t indignity enough, a new UCLA study has found that the change of life also accelerates the body’s biological clock, increasing women’s risk for aging-related diseases and earlier death. Published July 25 in the Proceedings [...]
By Elaine Schmidt • November 2, 2016