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Excessive sweating in hands, legs. Any problem? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Jun-2013
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User:good afternoon doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:my hands and legs are sweating from past few days
User:Can I know what causes this?
User:or is this indication of something?
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:hands - my palm
User:and bottom of my foot
Doctor:Do you have history of any associated symptoms such as fever, body aches?
Doctor:Any history of hypertension, diabetes, thyroid problem?
User:no fever, but mild body aches
User:from past one month i am travelling much more than usual
User:i doesnt have any history of hypertension, diabetes, thyroid problem
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Excessive sweating from palms and feet is described as hyperhidrosis.
User:can you pleas ego little more details about it?
Doctor:It is associated with a few medical conditions such as fever, hyperthyroidism, endocrine/metabolic disturbances or increased sympathetic overactivity.
Doctor:Without clinical examination and few investigations, it would be difficult to predict which among these could be the cause.
Doctor:Treatment here is individualized depending on the cause.
User:5min please doctor
User:what kind of clinical examination is suggested?
Doctor:You would need a general physical examination to look at your pulse, blood pressure and other vitals.
Doctor:In addition we also need to look for other signs to rule out infection.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:i will relax for couple of days and observe myself, if problem still exists i will consult a doctor. Is this okay?
Doctor:That should be ok.
User:ok doctor
User:thank you
Doctor:You may observe your symptoms for few days and continue to consult a physician if problems persist.
User:sure doctor
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:i am ending the chat
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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