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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

Can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or environmental temperature. ...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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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I'm having severe hair loss, excessive sweating to the point where it's embrassing, fatigue, but fulll thyroid panel normal. What's going on? Lupus?

I'm having severe hair loss, excessive sweating to the point where it's embrassing, fatigue, but fulll thyroid panel normal. What's going on? Lupus?

Well: Several illnesses can explain or cause fatigue hair loss and sweating. Possibilities are collagen vascular disorder like lupus, fungal Or bacterial scalp skin infection, stress, vitamin deficiency various type rashes endocrine disorder or Siri or medical illness of many different types. Consult a primary care physician for specific diagnosis and treatment

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My t3 (liothyronine) is 1.14 ng/ml t4 is 6.88 ug/dl tsh is 3.51. uIU/ml do I have thyroid? (iam having excessive sweating, too much sebum in my hair and face)

My t3 (liothyronine) is 1.14 ng/ml t4 is 6.88 ug/dl tsh is 3.51. uIU/ml do I have thyroid? (iam having excessive sweating, too much sebum in my hair and face)

Thyroid: Unlikely to be a thyroid issue but please check this with your doctor. Are you losing weight? How long have you been sweating? How old are you? Have you seen your primary doctor about this and, if so, what was discussed? Please keep me informed.

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Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Breathing struggles?: Anytime you have to struggle to breathe, you should go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Call 911 if necessary.

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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.

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Can amitriptyline cause increased sweating? On 10mg for a month and I've noticed I feel hot (no fever) and sweating. Thyroid normal. Hypochondriac.

Can amitriptyline cause increased sweating? On 10mg for a month and I've noticed I feel hot (no fever) and sweating. Thyroid normal. Hypochondriac.

Diaphoresis: Yes one of the side effects of Amitriptyline can cause diaphoresis or increase sweating. There are also other causes. I recommend talking to your pcp.

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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.

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Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. And cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. What's the real problem?

Excessive sweating of a toddler while at sleep. And cold to touch, starting from his head down to back. What's the real problem?

Sweating at night: Children's heads have a large surface area and they sweat to dissipate heat. If he is an active sleeper and wears a one-piece sleeper, is covered with a blanket, he may be sweating from the heat generated by his moving around. His head would have the most sweat then. If he is completely normal otherwise, it is not a problem. Double check that with your pediatrician next time you see him/her.

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