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Sweats A Lot (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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My wife sweats a lot all year round?

My wife sweats a lot all year round?

Types of sweat: Different reasons for and types of sweating. The sweating exclusive to the groin and armpits reflects emotion: for instance anxiety and sexual arousal. The sweating that occurs away from these areas is more related to cooling the body, much the way a radiator cools a car. Generally more sweating in heavier individuals, because fat acts as an insulator for heat accumulated with exertion. ...Read more

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My wife sweats a lot all year round but not in bed.

My wife sweats a lot all year round  but not in bed.

Excessive sweating: While excessive sweating can be common as a vasomotor symptom of the post menopausal woman, also consider conditions such as Insulin resistance and hyperthyroidism as metabolic reasons for excessive sweating. ...Read more

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What is the best antiperspirant for someone who sweats a lot?

What is the best antiperspirant for someone who sweats a lot?

Hyperhidrosis: Compounded topical Glycopyrrolate 3% used at night is very effective for hyperhidrosis and very well tolerated. You will need a prescription and a compounding pharmacy to have the topical medication made. ...Read more

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My 3yo daughter sweats a lot when she sleeps. Is this normal?

My 3yo daughter sweats a lot when she sleeps. Is this normal?

Many reasons: It may be normal, but on the other hand, there are a variety of reasons ranging from a room that is to warm, the food that she eats or in the extreme have a cardiac problem. ...Read more

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My hands sweats a lot so how do I prevent it?

Sweat Treatment: Iontophoresis is the most effective treatment for hand sweating. Alternatively, one can use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed. It can be washed in the morning and will still work. ...Read more

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My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

My 1yr old sweats a lot in her sleep (mainly her head). Should i be concerned?

Yes: It is typical of an imbalance in the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. By far the commonest cause is the nature of diet, particularly sugar in all its different forms. Sweating like this is typical of dysautonomia. Go to my blog entitled "oxygen, the spark of life" it explains why dysautonomia is so common. ...Read more

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My two month baby sweats a lot, is this gud?

Sweating: Have your baby evaluated by your pediatrician. He may have a heart problem. ...Read more

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My 1yr old sweats a lot at night recently. Normal?

Night sweats: There are many reasons for night sweats from overdressing to congenital heart disease. Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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