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Have excessive sweating, hypothyroidism and have not taken medicine, lost weight. Cause?

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I have an issue with excessive sweating. Sometimes when i drink water or many other drinks i sweat quite a bit. I have Hypothyroidism and have not taken any medicine in a year and i have lost 40 pounds (though i do take care of myself). Can my excessive sweating be do to my thyroid problems? Menopause ? Should i be worried or is the sweating normal.
Posted Sun, 21 Jul 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala 1 hour later
If you truly have hypothyroidism then you should be on medication.

An accurate diagnosis and treatment are critical to ensure adequate management of your thyroid status.

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Regarding sweating, there can be various reasons for this and it may need extensive testing

I will go over a few endocrine/hormonal causes:

1 Menopause can cause hot flashes and sweating. If your periods have stopped/become irregular, and if your blood test for FSH /LH show elevated levels, then it is likely you have reached menopause. This is considered early menopause

2 Having an over-active thyroid can cause sweating too.

3 There are some rare conditions like pheochromocytoma that may cause spells of sweating, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart racing etc.
A good screening test for this is a blood test for 'plasma fractionated metanephrines'
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