Causes Of Internal Body Heat And How To Overcome Them
December 5, 2020
Updated May 2023
Internal body heat can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, dehydration, and certain medical conditions. Discover how to overcome this uncomfortable sensation with our helpful tips.
What causes you to have internal body heat, and why is it a symptom that so little is understood? Why would anyone experience excessive night sweats despite normal external temperature? Or have a sensation of “internal heat” over a part of the body – without a fever?
This is a situation when an individual experiences an uncomfortable sensation of excess body heat.
It may happen all over the body. In some cases, it may just happen in some specific part of the body only.
Common examples are in one part of the body, like the tummy or the chest; then, it gradually moves to other parts of the body.
But, you might say – isn’t this the same as having a fever?
A fever is a condition when the body temperature is abnormally high.
However, sometimes you may feel the sensation of internal body heat, and when you a temperature check, it is normal.
So while a fever can cause internal body heat, not all types of internal body heat are due to a fever.
Watch this video to learn more about Internal Heat Treatment and Causes.
Internal heat could be des
It’s also described as “hot flushes” for one group of women.
So one of the possible causes of ‘internal heat’ – depending on the individual’s age and gender – is Menopause.
This is because hot flushes occur in about 7 out of 10 women during menopause.
According to this study – they occur more commonly in women in the United Arab Emirates and Nigeria1.
However, Menopause is not the only reason for internal heat.
Other reasons include:
Other symptoms you may have with internal heat include ‘reddish or dark discolouration to the skin’, a rapid heartbeat and increased anxiety. Night sweats (described below) may also happen.
And there are several other causes of “internal heat”. Click HERE to learn more.
The body has sweat glands located all over your skin.
They make sweat under stimulation from our brain under circumstances.
Sweat is one of the reactions from your body to help it cool down when it feels overheated.
Normal situations for you to sweat are exercise, stress, fear, or even certain foods.
When sweating happens without the usual trigger, it suggests there may be something wrong.
Sweating may happen at night if you are in a warm room or if you suddenly wake from a bad dream.
However, when it appears spontaneously, you should pay attention.
You should become concerned when the amount of night sweats does not match what is expected from the environmental temperature.
Night sweats can happen for a lot of reasons.
Something changes the way our bodies create sweat, leading to sweating in abnormal circumstances.
Having internal heat and night sweats symptoms is uncommon in menopausal women and can be highly distressing.
You should report unexplained night sweats to your doctor so they can arrange tests to determine the cause.
Now this will depend on the specific causes of the problem, but generally, the following will help:
What other remedies have you found helpful? Have you some more specific concerns about internal heat symptoms – ask about them here.
Editing by AskAwayHealth Team
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