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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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I had my thyroid glands removed in 2009 Could the wrong dosis of thyroxine be causing me excessive sweating in bed??

I had my thyroid glands removed in 2009 Could the wrong dosis of thyroxine be causing me excessive sweating in bed??

Yes it can: Yes it can.If you are receiving more replacement hormone than you really need it will make you hyperthyroid and that can cause you to sweat in bed Consult your doctor or endocrinologist and get you blood tested for thyroid profile to see if you need to reduce the dose of your thyroid hormone ...Read more

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Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease ?

Can excessive sweating and weight gain be due to a thyroid disease ?

Hypothyroidism : Yes. It would be a good idea to see your primary care physician and have a routine thyroid screening. It is a simple blood test. There are many symptoms associated with thyroid disease. If you have noticed weight gain without actively trying to do so, or without a significant change in your exercise, or eating habits, it could potentially be related to a thyroid issue. ...Read more

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Feeling like i never sleep when i get average 8 hrs, weakness, body aches, excessive sweating off and on. Someone thought may be thyroid?

Feeling like i never sleep when i get average 8 hrs, weakness, body aches, excessive sweating off and on. Someone thought may be thyroid?

Drug reaction: You may have a thyroid problem but the drugs you are taking for your allergies may give you the symptoms you describe. Check with your foctor though to rule out thyroid disease. ...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 causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

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. ...Read more

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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

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Thyroid (Definition)

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