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Suggest treatment for profuse sweating

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: I am experiencing excessive sweating and I can't seem to cool down, but am not running a temperature
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that excessive sweating may be caused by several reasons including:

- abnormally increased thyroid glands function,
- anemia,
- chronic anxiety disorders and panic attacks,
- pheochromocytoma,
- several inflammatory/infectious diseases (even in the absence of increased temperature),
- chronic bronchopulmonary disorders,
- excessive obesity,
- blood electrolytes disorder, like increased calcium level, etc.

But, excessive sweating may be caused also by primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which is generally a chronic condition (generally there is a positive similar history, sweating is symmetric, may be released during sleeping, etc.).

Coming to this point, if the sweating persists I would recommend discussing with your attending doctor on the possibility of investigating potential secondary causes of excessive sweating. Some medical tests are necessary:

- complete blood count,
- PCR & ESR,
- thyroid hormone levels,
- blood electrolytes level,
- chest X ray study,

If suspicions about any specific disorder are raised, additional tests may be necessary.

First of all, it is necessary to consider optimizing the physical conditions of your living environment (room temperature, humidity, sufficient air ventilation, etc.).

An optimal body hydration by taking plenty of fresh fluids (nonalcoholic drinks) is advisable to replace water losses.

You need to discuss with your attending doctor on the above mentioned issues.

In case of any further uncertainties, feel free to ask me again.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri

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Brief Answer: I would explain as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that excessive sweating may be caused by several reasons including: - abnormally increased thyroid glands function, - anemia, - chronic anxiety disorders and panic attacks, - pheochromocytoma, - several inflammatory/infectious diseases (even in the absence of increased temperature), - chronic bronchopulmonary disorders, - excessive obesity, - blood electrolytes disorder, like increased calcium level, etc. But, excessive sweating may be caused also by primary axillary hyperhidrosis, which is generally a chronic condition (generally there is a positive similar history, sweating is symmetric, may be released during sleeping, etc.). Coming to this point, if the sweating persists I would recommend discussing with your attending doctor on the possibility of investigating potential secondary causes of excessive sweating. Some medical tests are necessary: - complete blood count, - PCR & ESR, - thyroid hormone levels, - blood electrolytes level, - chest X ray study, If suspicions about any specific disorder are raised, additional tests may be necessary. First of all, it is necessary to consider optimizing the physical conditions of your living environment (room temperature, humidity, sufficient air ventilation, etc.). An optimal body hydration by taking plenty of fresh fluids (nonalcoholic drinks) is advisable to replace water losses. You need to discuss with your attending doctor on the above mentioned issues. In case of any further uncertainties, feel free to ask me again. Kind regards, Dr. Iliri