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Posted on Mon, 30 May 2016
Question: I have severe hyperhidrosis please help I sweat profusely [whole body] several times a day. I am too embarrassed to leave the house.
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sweating

Detailed Answer:
Sorry to learn about the excessive sweating problem.

Some hormone related conditions can cause this:

1 Over active thyroid

2 Growth hormone excess

3 Pheochromocytoma
This is generally accompanied by spells of chest pain, blood pressure swings and headache

4 Menopause
I know you are well past that age but hot flashes ca occur at any age after menopause

When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:

CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your 3 month glucose average)
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
TSH
Free T4
IGF1
Plasma Free Metanephrines
25 hydroxy Vitamin D

None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day
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Brief Answer: Sweating Detailed Answer: Sorry to learn about the excessive sweating problem. Some hormone related conditions can cause this: 1 Over active thyroid 2 Growth hormone excess 3 Pheochromocytoma This is generally accompanied by spells of chest pain, blood pressure swings and headache 4 Menopause I know you are well past that age but hot flashes ca occur at any age after menopause When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination: CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts) Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular) HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your 3 month glucose average) Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase) Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine) TSH Free T4 IGF1 Plasma Free Metanephrines 25 hydroxy Vitamin D None of these tests require any fasting and can be done at any time of the day