Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Why Does My Head Sweat?

Friday, 16 Jul 2010 11:12 AM

Question: I’m 66 years old and my head sweats almost all of the time. Even when it’s not hot and no one else is sweating, my head will sweat.

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Some of us are more prone to sweating than others, especially men, but an evaluation for underlying conditions is usually advisable. Sometimes stress is sufficient to stimulate sweating under little physical or emotional stimulation. You might request a cardiovascular evaluation that includes a stress test, as well as an evaluation for disorders of the endocrine system, including thyroid and adrenal.

Your treatment will involve determining the cause of your sweating and addressing it directly. Let me know when this has been done. Remember to listen to your body, and pay attention to new changes, as this is often the best time to evaluate and correct underlying problems.

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