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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

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I have anhidrosis. It has come and gone after 7 mo and 2 years later 12 months. I am an athelete and it is debilitating.?

I have anhidrosis. It has come and gone after 7 mo and 2 years later 12 months. I am an athelete and it is debilitating.?

Treat the root cause: Anhidrosis is a challenge for an athlete because of the risk of overheating while participating in your sport. Chose how and when you compete carefully. Wear appropriate clothing. If possible, workout in climate controlled areas. To treat it, one must define why it is happening. Possible causes include malfunctioning nerves, medications, diabetes, etc. It is best to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can you tell me about congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis?

What can you tell me about congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis?

Very rare: A genetic mutation that leads to increase risk of both heat injury due to inability to sweat and cool oneself and the lack of protective reflexes due to pain. I reviewed these article that may help you with more of your questions http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3371914/ http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/congenital-insensitivity-to-pain. ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Can you die from s.V.T?

Can you die from s.V.T?

Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient. ...Read more

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What is sjögren’s syndrome?

What is sjögren’s syndrome?

Dryness arthritis: Typically it is dryness of eyes, mouth, arthritis, swelling of salivary glands. ...Read more

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My b/s is 564 what should I do?

My b/s is 564 what should I do?

Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more