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Is Excessive Sweating at Night Associated with Kidney Disease

2017-06-22 11:46

Is Excessive Sweating at Night Associated with Kidney DiseaseExcessive sweating at night may make people very discomfortable and even make them awake all night. This condition is sometimes seen in Kidney Disease. Is it caused by kidney problem or is there other condition which can attribute to the condition? Let us look at the causes of it.

Hormonal disorder

Hormonal disorder is one of causes of excessive sweating at night. In kidney disease, as the kidneys fail to remove phosphorus adequately, high levels of phosphorus can build up in blood, which can cause hyperparathyroidism.When the hormones in the body are disturbed, a person might experience sweating at night.


Infection is commonly seen among patients with kidney disease, especially those on dialysis. It is another common cause of excessive sweating at night. The infection can be caused due to bacteria or virus.


Excessive sweating may be a side effect of some medications for kidney disease. The common medications which can cause this problem mainly include hydralazine, acetaminophen, prednisone.

Low blood sugar

Low levels of glucose in blood can cause sweating. Diabetic patients who are on insulin or diabetic medicines and who have temporary hypoglycemia, might also experience this condition at night.

The above are the possible causes of excessive sweating at night in kidney disease. If excessive sweating is related to kidney disease, what you should do to control it? Chat with our medical professional ONLINE DOCTOR now!
Additionally, there are other causes of this condition which is not related to kidney problem.


Menopause also can cause excessive sweating. When a women reaches menopause, the ovarian function decreases gradually, which can lead to autonomic neuropathy and vasodilatation function barrier. These conditions can cause excessive sweating at night.


Excessive sweating can be an early sign of cancer. The most common cancer related to this disorder is lymphoma. Apart from excessive sweating, a person with cancer may also experience weight loss and high fever.

The above are the major causes of excessive sweating at night. If you are a kidney disease sufferer and are experiencing the condition, you should figure out its causes and then take relative treatment immediately. How to know if excessive sweating is due to kidney disease or other more serious condition? Email to kidneyabc@hotmail.com. We will evaluate your illness condition and then give a reply ASSP.

If you send us email, please leave your phone number or WhatsApp/Viber (with country code) in email so that our renal expert can communicate with you timely and directly. We will do utmost to help you solve the problems.

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