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I have high blood pressure and am on medication for it. I sweat more than the average person. If I have two alcoholic drinks I don't perspire excessively. I'm curious as to what the causes could be

Doctor's Assistant: When was last time you had a check up? Is there a history of high blood pressure in your family?

Two weeks ago approximately. Yes there is on both sides

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had heart surgery when I was a few days old. One of my valves would open but wouldn't close correctly

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 10 months ago

The excessive sweating in various areas of the body is considered as primary hyperhidrosis (hyper is increased and hidrosis is sweating or water). There may be no cause except the sweat gland in the skin are increased in size and they respond excessively to body's hormones (increased cholinergic sympathetic stimulation of the sweat glands). This is likely to be idiopathic hyperhidrosis. Idiopathic means; cause not known or not ascertainable. A dysfunction of the central sympathetic nervous system, possibly of hypothalamic nuclei, or prefrontal areas or their connections is suspected. But before going for any definite treatment it is ideal to check the adrenal gland for diabetes and thyroid disease, to rule out any abnormality, as these can secondarily cause excessive sweating. Your internal medicine specialist or primary care physician would be able to get it done.

Several common medications occasionally produce hyperhidrosis. These are;

1) tricyclic and serotonin reuptake inhibitors,

2) opioid analgesics,

3) acyclovir,

4) naproxen.

Hyperhidrosis need investigations for following if it is very bothersome:

1) pheochromocytoma,

2) thyrotoxicosis,

3) diabetes mellitus,

4) diabetes insipidus,

5) hypopituitarism,

6) anxiety,

7) carcinoid syndrome.

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