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Excess Sweating: Common Reasons

Common Reasons for Excess Sweating

  • Some foods and drinks can make you sweat excessively. Drinks that contain alcohol or caffeine may induce excess sweating. Similarly some spicy food may make some people sweat heavily.

  • Excessive sweating may also be due to hereditary reasons. Find out if your parents also had this problem.

  • If you are on medication, find out from your doctor if that is causing excessive sweating. Some drugs induce heavy sweating.

  • Women going through menopause may get hot flashes and excess sweating. Similarly, males who have low levels of male hormone testosterone may experience hot flashes.

  • Some diseases and conditions can produce profuse sweat. Heart attack, malarial fever, other fevers, thyroid condition, tuberculosis, some fevers, low blood sugar and other diseases may make you sweat excessively. You should consult your doctor about these conditions.
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