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Sweaty feet. Could it be due to thyroid problem?

Podietrist said i had clammy / sweaty feet and to check it wasnt thyroid issue; Had blood test (thyroid , kidney etc) all come normal. I find that I do sweat easily and it s more typical that my feet sweat even when walking around on wood floors, hands get hot easily as does male, 41, 254lbs, 6ft 2in. Used to have high metab until around 27 but have always run hot - any suggestions as to next steps?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Sweaty Feet and hands are common problem with many people, usually it is caused by emotional stress or physical exercise, there are other causes like thyroid disease, Diabetes and Alcoholism.Your toxicity levels can also cause your feet to sweat. Toxins originate from foods we eat that are high in saturated fats.Your feet may also be sweating due to the type of footwear you use.
For more severe cases, topical medications such as Drysol are used.
Wear shoes that allow your feet to breathe, and avoid shoes made of rubber.
Dry your feet thoroughly after bathing or otherwise getting them wet. apply antiperspirant (drysol) to the bottom of your feet.
Wash your feet daily.
Check your Blood sugar levels or visit doctor for further management.
Hope it helps,
Take care!
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
The problem you are having is hyperhidrosis. Which is divided into primary and Secondary/ Congenital or Acquired. What you are having looks like Primary (Focal). Primary is due to Genetic problem (Autosomal dominent genetic Trait).
Secondary may be due to other problems like disorders of Pituitary, Thyroid, Diabetic mellitus, Tumour, Gout, Menopause etc., For Secondary treat the cause.
You have investigated and secondary is ruled out.
For primary medications are available like Aluminium Chloride and Anti cholinergic drugs - but results are doubtful. Consult your Physician.
Best wishes
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