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A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of excessive sweating?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Thyroid,,others: Primary focal hyperhydrosis, can start in childhood and continue to adulthood effects 1to3%of population.It is probebely caused by malfunction of the nervous system and may run in families genaralised hyperhydrosis, causes sweating all over the body.Has many causes like overactive thyroid, pregnancy, menopause, diabetese, alcoholism, heart failure, cancers like lymphoma and leukemia, some meds, infections.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: The common explanation for excessive sweating is that some people are just born that way. An over active thyroid can also cause, as can an undiscovered infection. A doctor is the best person to evaluate this condition and to provide a medication if necessary.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx.

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Sweating: Is caused by over active nervous system.
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Stop alcohol: Excessive sweating is a common symptom in alcohol withdrawl. Try discontinuing the alcohol.
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What might be the cause excessive sweating at nights?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Lots of things: How i caught on that i had tb. If it's really and truly a night sweat, get seen by your physician now. We don't want to miss endocarditis, tb, or something else really nasty-but-treatable.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help please? What is the cause of my excessive sweating?

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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
HYPERHIDROSIS : HYPERHIDROSIS OR EXCESSIVE sweating demands a through evaluation. A full exam and labs especially TFTS and HA1C to evaluate for diabetes. If the workup is normal, there is a topical therapy called DRYSOL. Also Botox injections are very helpful and if that fails there are surgical options as well.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I have excessive sweating caused by add medication.?

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Dr. David Sneid
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Are you: asking a question or making a statement? If you're having problems, you need to discuss it with the prescribing doctor.

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