Joel Schlessinger MD discusses what could cause excessive sweating on

Joel Schlessinger MD discusses what could cause excessive sweating on
If you experience excessive sweating even without intense heat or physical activity, there could be a medical explanation for your symptoms. Joel Schlessinger MD recently discussed several things that could cause excessive sweating in an article titled “Causes of Excessive Sweating On Face, Neck, Head” on Read on to find out more about these conditions.

Excessive sweating often has something to do with a specific nerve on the sweat glands, Joel Schlessinger MD shares.

Everyone sweats at least a little. Sweating is your body’s way of regulating its temperature. As sweat evaporates, it cools down the body and prevents us from overheating. However, those who struggle with excessive sweating could have a specific nerve to blame.

“Excessive sweating is usually caused by a certain type of nerve on the sweat glands that leads to sweating out of proportion to what is necessary to maintain our regular temperature,” Joel Schlessinger MD says.

“Some sweating is absolutely necessary but there is a point where it becomes too much!” Joel Schlessinger MD continues. Generally, this happens on areas such as arms, hands and feet (and underarms, of course), but some individuals have it all over. This is a different type of sweating that can be caused by the same unregulated nerves, or other conditions such as menopause, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, high thyroid levels, Parkinson’s disease, lymphoma, gout and various infections.”

Joel Schlessinger MD also notes that hyperthyroidism is commonly associated with sweating. A blood test can check for this condition.

Women going through menopause also experience excessive sweating, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

At his Omaha practice, Joel Schlessinger MD sees many patients who are going through menopause, and these women often have concerns about excessive sweating.

“The most common form [of excessive sweating] that I see is when it is associated with menopause,” Joel Schlessinger MD says. “When a woman has menopausal hot flashes, she can have excessive sweating on her face, head and neck, but usually, the flash of sweating will occur elsewhere as well, rather than only on the face, head and neck.”

Menopausal sweating disappears shortly after the hot flash begins, Joel Schlessinger MD added.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests making an appointment to see your physician if you experience excessive sweating.

Although there are treatments available to help you manage excessive sweating, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends making an appointment to see your physician first. They will have the knowledge and expertise to be able to recognize if excessive sweating is a sign of something more serious. Once you’ve seen a professional, you can manage your symptoms with a clinical-strength antiperspirant like Hydrosal Professional Deodorant/Antiperspirant. The key ingredient in this formula is 15% aluminum chloride hexahydrate, an aluminum salt that helps control your body’s sweat production. This antiperspirant can be applied to the face or body.

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About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on August 12, 2015, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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