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Doctor insights on: Excessive Sweat Glands

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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What are sweat glands?

What are sweat glands?

Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https://www.britannica.com/science/sweat-gland For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can catecholamines excess or pheochromocytoma produce bouts of oily skin and acne?

Can catecholamines excess or pheochromocytoma produce bouts of oily skin and acne?

No: While oilyskin and acne can result from an adrenal lesion, it would have to be one wherein excess testosterone resulted from break down of a secretion product from the adrenal cortex. The catechol amines derived from the medullary portion of the adrenal associated with pheochromocytomas result in uncontrolled hypertension. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus produce like sweaty hair and sweating everywhere?

Do hydrocephalus  produce like sweaty hair and sweating everywhere?

Possible: The brain and its hormonal controls can be changed by Hydrocephalus. Premature hormonal changes can be seen. Your physician can monitor your blood and answer your questions. Perhaps more immediately, if you have a shunt in your brain, and these symptoms are new, you need to be checked soon for blockage or infection. ...Read more

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Can adrenal gland cause excessive sleepiness after eating?

Can adrenal gland cause excessive sleepiness after eating?

No: Sleepiness after eating is usually due to Amino Acids like tryptophan in the food, that is why people get sleepy after thanksgiving turkey. ...Read more

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Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Fat underarms or swollen lymph glands?

Could be both: Probably soft tissue/fat tissue- but it could be either one. If in doubt, go to see your doctor and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Can excessive masturbating eventually burn out your adrenal glands?

Can excessive masturbating eventually burn out your adrenal glands?

Is Masturbation bad?: No. Period. There is no health reason to not masturbate. Nearly all humans do masturbate or have masturbated. This is part of human sexuality and should carry no shame, guilt or worry of disease. ...Read more

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What causes salivary glands to oversecrete?

What causes salivary glands to oversecrete?

There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) dentures. There are also some diseases that are attributed to this issue. Swallowing dysfunction can cause the perception of extra salivary flow. If you find this concern lasts more than a few days, consult w your pcp or your dentist. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

What's the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands in the skin?

Sweat vrs sebaceous: Sweat glands secrete sweat (h20, ammonia, urea, salt) onto skin surface. Function: cooling+ evaporation and removal of wastes sebaceous gland (oil glands) secrete oil onto hair and skin. Function: prevents drying and protects against bacteria. ...Read more

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Does sweating from working out cause clogged pores, resulting in acne?

No: Actually working out reduces strrss and improves circulation and aeration to the skin which should not make acne worse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sebaceous glands and sweat glands?

OIL & SWEAT GLANDS: SEBACEOUS (OIL) GLANDS AND SWEAT GLANDS. SEBACEOUS GLANDS PRODUCE OIL , WHILE SWEAT GLANDS PRODUCE SWEAT! SIMPLE AND EASY AS THAT . . . ...Read more

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Can excessive dry scalp lead to overproduction of sebum of scalp?

Can excessive dry scalp lead to overproduction of sebum of scalp?

Mutually exclusive: By definition a dry scalp would be due to a lack of sebum , the oily substance produced to moisturize the skin and hair shaft. Over production of sebum would lead to oily skin, hair, scalp ...Read more