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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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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 ...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 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 sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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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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What causes decreased sweating?

What causes decreased sweating?

Anhidrosis: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anhidrosis/basics/definition/con-20033498

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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 causes excessive night sweats?

What causes excessive night sweats?

Sick, poor health: You should have your full physical with all the blood work to make sure there is no underlying health issue causing this. ...Read more

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What is the causes of constant, profuse heat and sweating?

What is the causes of constant, profuse heat and sweating?

Check thyroid state : Start with checking your thyroid function and speak with your doctor to see if there could be any possible causes. ...Read more

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What are common causes of excess gas?

What are common causes of excess gas?

Sources of gas...: Air in the digestive tract may come from a variety of sources--maldigestion due to enzyme deficiency (ex. Lactose intolerance) or food intolerance (ex. Gluten sensitivity), fermentation by gut bacteria (as with bacterial overgrowth syndrome or changed flora after antibiotics), altered GI tract motility, excessive air swallowing, as well as inflammatory and infectious causes. Easy to test 4 these. ...Read more

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What could cause of excessive flatulence?

What could cause of excessive flatulence?

Swallowed air/ diet: The digestive system is an elaborate tube from the mouth to the anus. All people swallow air when they eat & some take in more than others. You either belch it up or create flatus. If you eat foods that your body doesn't digest completely, the germs in your gut will & they create flatus in the process. Keep a food diary & keep track of what makes you gassy & avoid them. ...Read more

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Is excessive sweating inherited?

Is excessive sweating inherited?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating can certainly run in families. It should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which digestive disease causes excessive sweating and severe burning in the feet?

Which digestive disease causes excessive sweating and severe burning in the feet?

Difficult to say: digestive diseases tend to cause diminished absorption of Important vitamins-minerals. It is usually the deficiency of these things that will cause the signs and symptoms. Certain states like Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns are autoimmune. Severe gastritis and ulcers can also cause severe sweating. The burning in feet gels more with vitamin deficiency like B12/folate. B6 excess can cause issues too ...Read more

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What causes excessive yawning?

Check this out.: Check out this article for 4 good theories: http://science.Howstuffworks.Com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/question572.Htm. ...Read more

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What can cause excessive sweating at night?

Needs eval: Dear ddoor4ul, night sweats can happen due to hormonal changes (especially in perimenopausal women) but also due to a variety of other conditions, the most concerning being cancer. Please schedule an virtual consult to discuss further about this symptom. I hope this gives you guidance. ...Read more

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What causes frequent excessive urination?

What causes frequent excessive urination?

Excessive urination: There are a number of causes for excessive urination. You must discuss this soon with your doctor. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more