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Thyroid Gland (Definition)

Thyroid gland is also known as Thyroid. It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more


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Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Excessive sweating of the face and head. I have underactive thyroid and kidney disease. What could cause this sweating only on my face and head?

Hormone excess?: Face and head sweating is more common in women that are taking hormones. It can be from excess sympathetic tone or from volume changes being monitored by internal pressure receptors as might be your case with renal disease. Check hormone levels and consult with your nephrologist or endocrinologist. This link may help but is complicated http://jap.Physiology.Org/content/100/5/1692.Long. ...Read more

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My TSH level in 2013 was 1.00 and in 2014 it was 0.55. I have symptoms of excessive sweating and fatigue. Does my thyroid need a closer look?

My TSH level in 2013 was 1.00 and in 2014 it was 0.55.  I have symptoms of excessive sweating and fatigue.         Does my thyroid need a closer look?

No: Both are within the normal range and i would look for another cause for your symptoms. A thorough history and a physical exam are needed to further elucidate the cause of your complaints. ...Read more

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Does pure autonomic failure cause breathing problems, gerd, and excessive sweating?

Does pure autonomic failure cause breathing problems, gerd, and excessive sweating?

It's possible: A large hiatal hernia, also known as a para esophageal hernia could cause those symptoms. That is typically diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study and/or upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

What is the cause of excessive sweating?

MANY CAUSES: Excessive sweating can be normal in some people but there are medical causes of excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis 1 overactive thyroid gland 2obesity 3 diabetes mellitus 4 certain drugs the list is long. ...Read more

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What are the causes of excessive sweating?

What are the causes of excessive sweating?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a problem with excessive sweating?

What to do if I have a problem with excessive sweating?

Sweating: Several possibilities. 1: Are you losing weight without trying? 2: Are you sleeping properly? 3: Have you had your blood count checked? 4: Have you had your thyroid gland checked? The list goes on. Please gather your concerns and make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible. It is likely that you have no problems that cannot be resolved quickly but don't take chances. ...Read more

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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Excessive sweating is a clinical condition in which a person sweats more significantly during exercise and when in warm circumstances, or sweats considerably during situations where most people ...Read more


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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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