4. Hot Flashes
It is common for women experiencing menopause to encounter uncomfortable episodes of hot flashes and night sweats. However, an article published in Menopause suggests women who experience hot flashes have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. It may be wise to take hot flashes as a warning to introduce lifestyle measures that decrease your risk of diabetes. These include losing excess weight, engaging in regular exercise, and consuming a healthy diet low in added sugar.
3. Increased Sweating
Heavy sweating unrelated to vigorous exercise or warm temperatures may be an indication of heart disease. Diabetic patients may experience excessive sweating when their insulin or diabetic medications cause blood sugar levels to drop too far. Furthermore, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America indicate that fever and night sweats may be symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Your physician may determine that your excessive sweating is not caused by an underlying medical disorder. If so, hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, may respond to treatment with antiperspirants, Botox, or anticholinergic medications.
2. Poor Night Vision
You may assume that increased difficulty seeing at night is a normal byproduct of aging. However, difficulty seeing at night is not only dangerous for nighttime driving, but it may also indicate a more serious eye condition. The American Academy of Ophthalmology lists cataracts, Fuchs’ dystrophy, nystagmus, and retinitis pigmentosa as eye disorders that may interfere with night vision.