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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


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Every time I lay down to sleep I sweat profusely. I know I am menopausal but this only happens when I lay down. Should I be concerned?

Every time I lay down to sleep I sweat profusely. I know I am menopausal but this only happens when I lay down. Should I be concerned?

Night sweats: Laying down causes an increase of blood flow to the brain and to the thermoregulatory gland in the brain. This is one of the theories of what causes night sweats. Many women notice this when they first lay down for the night. Avoiding alcoholic drinks in the evening may help reduce this symptom. ...Read more

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I sweat profusely at night occasionally? What is the cause? Don't do drugs, no drinking, healthy triathlete.

I sweat profusely at night occasionally? What is the cause? Don't do drugs, no drinking, healthy triathlete.

Sweating: Night time sweating may indicate episodes of fever, as you sweat when the fever breaks. Try taking your temperature twice per day for a few weeks to see if you have any fever. If you are having other symptoms of headache and nausea you should see your doctor for a check up to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Why do I sweat profusely at night sometimes? I don't drink or do drugs, triathlete, eat well. Happens in either hot or cold weather

Sweating profusely : If this is a new symptom, it is important to see your provider to check your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, etc) and obtain some bloodwork (to evaluate your thyroid, check electrolytes and glucose, other hormones, etc.) can sometimes be medication/supplement/substance side effect-related also. ...Read more

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I have vivid dreams after waking up at 6am briefly(when my partner gets up) and sweat profusely. This does not happen all night, only after 6am. Why?

Record your dream.: Sometimes when people wake up when they are in the middle of a dream ( or a nightmare), they are vivid and it usually occurs when we wake up in the morning. Does you partner getting up wake you up? The profuse sweating maybe in response to whatever you're dreaming about. If this happens often, try to get a diary next to your bedside and write what you remember of your dreams. ...Read more

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I never sweat usually, but last night I sweat profusely and kept waking up to remove the covers & fan. My shirt & sheet became damp. Is this serious?

I never sweat usually, but last night I sweat profusely and kept waking up to remove the covers & fan. My shirt & sheet became damp. Is this serious?

Night sweats: Night sweats can occur with fever,taking medications like aspirin or Advil, hormonal disorders, various infections, exposure to excessive heat,or malignancies like lymphoma. At this time your sweats are nonspecific. Check your temperature, look for infection symptoms like sore throat, urinary burning,etc. See your physician if sweats persist or as needed if other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry feet. I like to use moisturizers on my feet at night, however, when i do, i sweat profusely. No medical conditions?

I have extremely dry feet. I like to use moisturizers on my feet at night, however, when i do, i sweat profusely. No medical conditions?

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more

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What causes an individual to sweat profusely all the time?

What causes an individual to sweat profusely all the time?

Profuse sweating: There are very many conditions that can be the cause for excessive sweating. Some are easy to take care of - some less so. See your doctor as soon as he/she can get you in. If you are too worried to wait for an opening it would not be wrong to visit an emergency room. I hope all works out well for you. ...Read more

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Sweat profusely from head and body while just walking

Sweat profusely from head and body while just walking

Doctor can check: Walking is mild exercise, so if a person doing mild exercise starts to sweat a lot (but did not used to), he might now be out of shape, anemic, have a hormonal problem, have a weaker heart, be suffering medication effects, etc... So, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is any medical disorder. If no disorder is found, then the person can gradually exercise to get back into shape. ...Read more

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I sweat profusely while showering & for and hour after showering. The water is warm & i've also tried cold showers. Is this normal?

Rare: This is probably due to vasomotor dysfunction which means your blood vessels could not adapt easily yo the change in the weather. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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