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What does it mean to sweat profusely all the time?

What does it mean to sweat profusely all the time?

Several causes: Hyperhidrosis is the condition in which a person excessively and profusely produces sweat. This can be uncomfortable emotionally and physically. Some cases of hyperhidrosis are caused by other medical conditions such as: hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, neurological dysfunction, substance abuse, tuberculosis, menopause, and certain tumors. See a physician to further evaluate these issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excessive Sweating (Definition)

can be associated with increased sweating through out the body or just limited to underarms, face, soles, palms. It occur when one sweats more than would be expected for activity level, stress level or ...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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What does it mean when you sweat profusely yet your skin feels cool?

Sweating: It means that your body's air conditioner is working just as it should. If you have a problem with excess or profuse sweating, then you should see dermatologist. If you're sick with the sweating then you should go to the emergency room. ...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 am a type 1 insulin dependant diabetic and every time I cut the lawn I sweat profusely and my heart beats quickly! Is thar normal?

I am a type 1  insulin dependant diabetic and every time I cut the lawn I sweat profusely and my heart beats quickly! Is thar normal?

Hyperhidrosis: The first thing you should do is make sure your blood sugars are not dropping too low. Certainly the physical exertion of mowing the lawn can contribute to hypoglycemia. I would also consider having a cardiac stress test and CT calcium score. You could have undiagnosed heart disease showing with the sweating and fast heart beating. Your heart could also be having rhythm issues. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

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What does it mean when you have a vein popping our from the side of your forehead and you get a massive headache and start to sweat profusely?

Temporal Arteritis: If there is a delay in treating this condition it can cause permanent loss of vision in one eye. Se your PCP for consultation and tests ASAP. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat profusely for 2 hours when i get up?

Why do I sweat profusely for 2 hours when i get up?

Excessive Sweating: Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) is a common condition rarely due to significant underlying pathology that may have serious social, emotional, and professional consequences. The most common cause of generalized sweating is excessive heat, but can also be due to systemic diseases or medications. Your doctor will need to take a careful history and exam to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Why do I sweat profusely even if I am sitting down?

Many causes: If you find that your palms, arm pits, feet, or face sweat quite profusely rather spontaneously and continuously, you may have a condition called hyperhydrosis. This is a condition that will cause people to sweat rather profusely and can be quite socially disabling. To know for sure, you would be best served by seeing your primary care physician to know for sure. ...Read more

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Whats a condition that causes someone to sweat profusely?

Whats a condition that causes someone to sweat profusely?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is a dysregulation of the sympathetic nervous system and can affect face, hands, armpits, trunk etc. Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is an effective treatment. Sweating can also be a symptom of other diseases including endocrinopathy, infection such as tuberculosis, even cancer. Therefore, seeing your primary care doc for this is recommended. ...Read more

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Is it normal to sweat profusely with just light activity?

Sweating: Sweating is a normal physiological process. Some sweat a lot and some very little. Some people sweat in stressful situation as well. ...Read more

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I've noticed that i sweat a lot more than others do, and i'll sweat profusely especially after workouts, and even after showers. Is this normal?

Depends: If your sweating is at appropriate times e.g. After exercise, when you are in a hot or humid environment or overly dressed then yes this just could be "your normal". If you sweat without cause then it may not be normal particularly if the sweating is not seasonal or stress induced. A condition called focal hyperhidrosis deserves mention as well. If in doubt see a dermatologist. ...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?

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 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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Is it normal for women in their 20's to sweat profusely only from the waist down? What could be causing it, and what will help stop it?

Is it normal for women in their 20's to sweat profusely only from the waist down? What could be causing it, and what will help stop it?

Increased Sweating: If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Causes include, acromegaly, anxiety conditions, cancer, carcinoid syndrome, certain medications and substances of abuse, glucose control disorders, heart disease, hyperthyroidism, lung disease. Parkinson disease, pheochromocytoma, spinal cord injury, stroke, tuberculosis or other infections. ...Read more

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I recently had a qsart test, results are inconclusive. I am always hot, I sweat profusely; to the point that people ask me if there is anything wrong.?

Sweating: You need to get several tests mainly thyroid, if you have also hypertension certain other tets needed, occasionally connective tissue disease will be the reason or TB or medication so you need to conatct your physicina to start work up for that , if all normal some people have sympathetci overflow but that needs to be since childhood symptoms rtaher than new symptoms. ...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

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Lexapro/celexa seemed to make me sweat profusely....Of the remainders which seem the least likely to cause this?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Virtually all of the ssris can call sweating. It is even worse with the snri's. Bupropion is one option were sweating is virtually negligible. Best wishes. ...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