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What is anhidrosis (also called hypohidrosis)?

What is anhidrosis (also called hypohidrosis)?

Anhidrosis: Is diminished sweating in response to stimuli, leading to hyperthermia. Some causes are Medications such as Anticholinergic drugs, Physical agents such as Tumors, Skin diseases, Neuropathic such as MS or Alcoholism. ...Read more

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Palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) social disease, what is this?

Palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms) social disease, what is this?

Over-active sweating: Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating, typically of the palms, soles of feet, and/or underarms, that occurs when the person is not hot. People who have it avoid shaking hands because they are embarressed by their constantly sweaty palms. Multiple treatments are available. You should go to sweathelp.org for more information. ...Read more

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Whats congenital generalized lipodystrophy?

Whats congenital generalized lipodystrophy?

Fat distribution: This is very rare and both parents are typically carriers. The tissue under the skin has almost no fat under it. Instead, fat accumulates inside muscles, liver, heart. Triglycerides get very high and patients are resistant to insulin. Kids may develop early pubic hair and get diabetes. There are many more details. This condition is very serious. ...Read more

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What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

What causes palmar hyperhidrosis (sweaty palms)? Is it contagious?

Hyperhidrosis hands: Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is not contagious. It can be treated with topicals, sometimes oral anticholinergic agents, Botox injection, or micro ETS. Seek a specialist like myself who treats a large number of hyperhidrosis patients and who offers all of these treatment options. ...Read more

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Is dyshidrosis genetic?

Is dyshidrosis genetic?

Cause unknown: A rare, sporadic and itchy eruption of small vesicles on the fingers, palms, toes and soles of the feet, also known as dyshidrotic eczema, or Pompholyx. It usually disappears in three weeks, but may recur. Topical steroids may be helpful. It is thought associated with seasonal allergies or stress. It occurs twice as often in women than men ...Read more

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What works against sweaty palms/palmar hyperhidrosis?

What works against sweaty palms/palmar hyperhidrosis?

Options: Best care starts first in family physician's office. Surgery can be quite successful for appropriate candidates. While done often by experienced thoracic surgeons (vats), it is chest surgery (major surgery). There are risks and benefits. Appropriate candidates should be selected. This link to consensus: http://goo.Gl/voqx5. ...Read more

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Is excessive sweating inherited?

Is excessive sweating inherited?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can certainly run in families. It should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes horners syndrome?

What causes horners syndrome?

Horner's syndrome.: Damage to a pathway in the Sympathetic Nervous System, either the pathway from the Hypothalamus to upper part of Spinal cord, from the Spinal column to the side of the neck, or from there to the muscles of the eye & skin of face. ...Read more

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What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

Webbing of toes: Incomplete separation and differentiation of the toes during gestation is the cause. It can be corrected surgically if indicated. ...Read more

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What is androgen insensitivity syndrome? A genetic condition?

Genetic: The androgen insensitivity syndrome is a genetic condition in which the cells of a genetic male (i.e. Born with an x and a y chromosome) do not respond to testosterone so that the patient develops the external bodily appearance of a female. ...Read more

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What is horners syndrome?

What is horners syndrome?

See below: Horner's syndrome is a constellation of findings including eyelid drooping (ptosis), constriction of the pupils (miosis), and decreased sweat (anhidrosis) on the same side of the face. It's caused by a problem in the nervous system. Occasionally it can be from a cancer pushing on the nerves in the chest that feed the face. ...Read more

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Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

Is acanthosis nigricans an endocrine disorder?

No: Acanthosis nigricans is a dark skin discoloration, often found on the back of the neck and other skin folds. It is not an endocrine disorder, but is often present in people with endocrine disorders like pcos and type 2 diabetes. Pregnancy and some birth control pills can cause it too. ...Read more

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What is beckwith wiedemann?

What is beckwith wiedemann?

Congenital Dz: Beckwith-wiedemann syndrome beckwith-wiedemann syndrome is a congenital condition that causes a baby to have a large body, enlargement of some internal organs as wells as possible seizures, low blood sugar, undescended testicles, feeding difficulties with a large tongue, umbilical hernia & lethargy etc. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome?

What causes turner syndrome?

Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms .At conception you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X.The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies. ...Read more

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What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

Several: Changes in these genes are associated with myofibrillar myopathy. Bag3 cryab des flnc ldb3 myot you would need to check each of these for their chromosome position. ...Read more

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Anhidrosis is curable or not?

Anhidrosis is curable or not?

No: If you were born without sweat glands, we aren't going to make your grow them. We cure infectious and surgical diseases; most other disease we manage. If this is a newborn, a check for fabry's might be in order. New anhidrosis over an area may be acquired, famously in nerve injury or compromise by tumor. Athletes with anhidrosis may have friends throw cold water on them. Thanks for asking. ...Read more