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What is the reason for excessive sweating on Palm of hands? Is it due to bacterial infection ??

What is the reason for excessive sweating on Palm of hands? Is it due to bacterial infection ??

Hyperhidrosis: What you're describing is hyperhidrosis. A condition where excess sweating occurs and can really be terrible. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhidrosis I remember we had a patient who underwent surgery because of her condition. Hopefully your case isn't that bad. I would suggest going to see a dermatologist for help if your symptoms are really bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Excessive sweating without any reason?

Excessive sweating without any reason?

HYPERHIDROSIS : HYPERHIDROSIS OR EXCESSIVE sweating demands a through evaluation. A full exam and labs especially TFTS and HA1C to evaluate for diabetes. If the workup is normal, there is a topical therapy called DRYSOL. Also Botox injections are very helpful and if that fails there are surgical options as well. ...Read more

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Can being overweight cauae excessive sweating?

Can being overweight cauae excessive sweating?

Yes: There are a few reasons for this. Someone 210 lb (i.e. 15 stone) is doing the work of someone 140 lb (10 stone), but carrying a 70 lb (5 stone) sack. More work=more energy=more heat. Also, fat cells are living cells that produce heat. The more cells you have, the more heat you produce, and the more you may have to sweat to dissipate excess heat. This is true at rest as well as with activity. ...Read more

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Is sweating profusely for no apparent reason a medical condition and what can be done for it?

Is sweating profusely for no apparent reason a medical condition and what can be done for it?

Find cause: If you have always sweated profusely, it's a normal condition for you. If it just started, you should see a physician and find out why. There are many possible underlying causes. Correcting the cause will correct the sweating. If there is no underlying cause, various options are available to decrease sweating; your doctor will know what they are. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can cause low hemoglobin, low mcv, elevated liver enzymes ? Im extremely fatigued, excessive sweating, fast heartbeat back pai

What medical conditions can cause low hemoglobin, low mcv, elevated liver enzymes ? Im extremely fatigued, excessive sweating, fast heartbeat back pai

IRON DEF ANEMIA: You have 2 conditions, anemia due to iron def most likely due to heavy menses. Elevated liver enzymes may be due to hepatitis. Both conditions linked may be due to some hemoglobinopathy such as thallassemia in addition . Suggest start oral iron and check for hepatitis b and c and hemoglobin electrophoresis ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am sweating profusely when I do anything?

Is there a reason why I am sweating profusely when I do anything?

Blood Work needed: You need to see a doc for evaluation. It could be that you have a problem with sweating from it just being your normal, or their could be an underlying medical condition- thyroid disease or an adrenal gland tumor. A proper evaluation is necessary. You may have a sympathetic nerve disorder also. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop excessive sweating?

What can I do to stop excessive sweating?

Hyperhydrosis: It not all that uncommon. Keep yourself well hydrated and wear cool breathable clothing. You can try a stronger anti persperant like certain dry over the counter. If its a real problem there is some benefit to Botox injections in the really sweaty spots like armpits. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid excessive sweating?

Sweating: If you have excessive sweating unrelated to exercise you need to see your doctor. There are a number of medical conditions associated with sweating and you need to find out why as soon as you can. If you can please let me know what turns out from your doctor's visit. ...Read more

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


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