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    What causes profuse sweating in an elderly person?

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Posted on Thu, 10 Aug 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I have severe sweating and I am 67 years old, could I be menopausal?
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
hot flushes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
At 67 , of course you are menopausal. The extreme sweating and warmth which you must be experiencing now are called HOT FLUSHES and these are common in post menopausal women, unless you are diabetic or a cardiac patient , where sweating indicates hypoglycemia and angina respectively.
Please meet your physician and rule out diabetes and cardiac cause as early as possible. If ruled out then , they are hot flushes and you would have to be placed on hormone estrogen replacement therapy again in low dose.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 13 minutes later
Thank you, I forgot to mention I do have HBP and I have thyroid problem slightly. But I will get in to see a doctor ASAP.

Thanks Again
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
answered

Detailed Answer:
In that case , sweating can be due sudden increase in blood pressure as well , though thyroid , i believe you must be on thyroxine supplementation already, so that should not be a cause.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sameer Kumar 9 minutes later
Thanks so much
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Kumar 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
thanks

Detailed Answer:
if you have no further questions then please close this query.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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