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i sweat when im not doing anything. i've got my thyroid checked twice and didn't need any treatment. what could be wrong with me?

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Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: If not due to medicine or hormone changes, it could be due to hyperhidrosis. Manualized cognitive behavior psychotherapy can be instrumental. Excessive sweating can also be treated by anticholinergic agents, benzodiazepines, or Buspirone (many of these used by anxiety). Very rarely regional sympathectomy is performed if no benefit from the aforementioned.
Dr. Martha Stark
Psychiatry 47 years experience
Sweating out toxins: Fyi: admittedly, hyperhidrosis can really be a drag. On the other hand, it is better to sweat "too much" than "not enough, " because sweating (because it allows for the excretion of lipophilic, i.e., fat-loving, toxins) is one of the best ways to rid the body of toxins (detoxify). In addition to the skin, other organs of excretion include the gastrointestinal system, the kidneys, and the lungs.

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