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Excessive perspiration

Excessive perspiration: Introduction

Excessive perspiration: also called hyperhidrosis, is a condition characterised by increased perspiration in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Excessive perspiration, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Alternative Treatments for Excessive perspiration

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Stories from Users for Excessive perspiration

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Medications or substances causing Excessive perspiration:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Excessive perspiration as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Excessive perspiration

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Excessive perspiration: Deaths

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Detailed list of causes of Excessive perspiration

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How Common are these Causes of Excessive perspiration?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Excessive perspiration. Of the 15 causes of Excessive perspiration that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Excessive perspiration:

The following list of conditions have 'Excessive perspiration' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Excessive perspiration Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Excessive perspiration based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Excessive perspiration:

    Medical Conditions associated with Excessive perspiration:

    Sweating symptoms (1699 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Excessive perspiration:

    Hyperhidrosis (78 causes), Anhidrosis (41 causes), Thyroid gland disorder, Pituitary gland disorder, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Tumors, Gout, Menopause (18 causes), Mercury poisoning, Body temperature, Thermoregulation, Excessive exercise, Hot and humid environment, Dehydration (284 causes)

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