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Why Do I Sweat So Much?

By    |   Tuesday, 17 February 2015 02:21 PM

Question: I'm a 34-year-old man and I sweat more than normal all the time — even when it's not hot outside. It's really embarrassing and deodorant just doesn't seem to work. Is there anything I can do? 
Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Excessive sweating is called hyperhydrosis. Yes, you will require further evaluation by your medical doctor to help you define its cause. Once correctly evaluated, it can be treated — depending on the cause.
Primary hyperhydrosis describes a condition where the sweating affects only the hands, feet, and armpit areas. It is genetically inherited and most often has no definitive cause except as a familial trait. Its treatment may include topical deodorants or oral prescription medication for suitable relief.
Secondary hyperhydrosis may occur all over the body or in one area, and describes sweating caused by another medical condition, illness, drug, or medication. A partial listing of conditions that cause secondary hyperhydrosis includes: heart disease; anxiety; endocrine disorders (such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, menopause, pneumonia, sepsis, TB, endocarditis, lung disease, various autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
I would recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation.

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Excessive sweating is called hyperhydrosis and is treatable.
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