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I just had my 79th birthday on April 30th, and I am suffering from excessive sweating episodes several times a day. They are hair drenching, sweat running down my neck, back, etc. It feels like hot flashes so I asked my doctor what I could take. She

By Anonymous May 1, 2014 - 1:48pm
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doesn't want to give me anything to ease this. She feels my age, plus my sister has had breast
cancer, and I have had several stints put in (none in the last 6 years). I would like to know if this
is a problem an endocrinologist would help me solve. Jeanette DeHerrera

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Hello Jeanette DeHerrera,

A very happy 79th birthday, one day later.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can indicate a thyroid problem, diabetes or an infection, particularly tuberculosis.

Certainly having a blood test to check thyroid levels and serum glucose would be a good start to determining the cause.

Jeanette, talk with your doctor again.


May 1, 2014 - 5:17pm
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