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Whilst i am relatively fit I have been sweating a great deal

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Whilst i am relatively fit I have been sweating a great deal lately. Even very gentle exercise 9walking) or a higher temperature make me swaet a great deal.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions .First I need a little more information-
What is your age & gender?
Do you have any known medical illness?
Any tests done so far?
I am waiting for your reply..
Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I am 47 yo Male. I have no know illness. I have not had any tests so far

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 3 years ago.
Dear customer,
Thank you for providing quick additional info.
The excessive sweating you are having is medically called as hyperhidrosis.This is due to overactive sweat glands.
Certain conditions can cause excessive sweating:hyperthyroidism,anxiety,diabetes,certain infections,glucose control disorders,unknown causes.
Two types of tests are there for its diagnosis.
1.Starch-iodine test.
2.Paper test.
You need products containing 10% to 15% aluminum chloride hexahydrate are the first line of treatment.It act as antiperspirants.Anticholinergics drugs may be prescribed.Botox is also used for the treatment of excessive sweating.
There is a very effective over the counter antiperspirant available that is based on a colorless alcoholic solution containing aluminium chloride hexahydrate. It is available by name :Driclor and Anhydrol Forte. It is available as OTC without prescription & will help you greatly.
If still the excessive sweating persists,then you need to consult your doctor for the examination & above described tests & then treatment with prescription medications will be done accordingly.
Hope this helped.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.
Thank you *****
Dr. Robert