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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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Dr. Emily Altman
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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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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. Be the cause of excessive sweating

What could. Be the cause of excessive sweating

A few possibilities: Medications, hormone imbalance, anxiety, diet (maybe), etc.,. See your doc and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Can drinking lots of alcohol in the last month cause me excessive sweating and feeling cold?

Alcohol withdrawal: Sweating and feeling cold can be a feeling of alcohol withdrawal. However fever and chills should not be ignored. It would be worthwhile to see a doctor if they persist. ...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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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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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 might be the cause excessive sweating at nights?

What might be the cause excessive sweating at nights?

Lots of things: How i caught on that i had tb. If it's really and truly a night sweat, get seen by your physician now. We don't want to miss endocarditis, tb, or something else really nasty-but-treatable. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

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