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Can phentermine cause excessive head sweating?

Can phentermine cause excessive head sweating?

It could: It's a stimulant so it could cause excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis can also cause excessive head sweating. The only way to know is to see if the sweating stops when you wean down and stop the phetermine. ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

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What specific hormone imbalances can cause excessive facial/head sweating? Thanks

What specific hormone imbalances can cause excessive facial/head sweating? Thanks

Excessive sweating: Excessive face and head sweating could certainly be caused by hormonal imbalances of the adrenals, thyroid, sex hormones etc. It may also be hyperhidrosis, over active sweat glands. ...Read more

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What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

What hormone imbalances can cause excessive face/head sweating? I have underactive thyroid, kidney disease, & low cortisol levels. Can these diseases?

Any of them: Sweating from overactie thyroid. It could also be from hormonal changes with estrogen or testosterone, and with kidney disease you could have an imbalance of those. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sitting watching tv and felt light headed shacking pounding heart excess sweating noushous this has happened 2 times in 2 days at diff times?

Sitting watching tv and felt light headed shacking pounding heart excess sweating noushous this has happened 2 times in 2 days at diff times?

Arrythmias: You might be having episodic rapid heart beat and its effects (cardiac tachy arrythmias). You need to see a cardiologist and get an ekg, holter monitor and/or event monitor to record arrythmias. ...Read more

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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. ...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 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?

My 2yo sweats excessively (head/back) after running around & when he falls asleep. His head is literally soaked. Any cause for concern?

Not necessarily: The head of a kid that age is a relatively large part of their body surface area and an easy portal to discard heat/sweat after running around. If the kid is robust, engaging in vigorous play,feeding well and growing normally I would have little concern.If he has only brief active periods followed by prolonged rest, I would want him evaluated. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Is there any medication that reduce excessive sweating on the face?

Is there any medication that reduce excessive sweating on the face?

You first need: a medical evaluation to determine if there is a medical problem causing your sweating. Apparently there are other medical problems or you wouldn't be on your current medication. ...Read more