I am a 65 year old man and have been having problems with excessive sweating. I have had three sweat checks done on me in the last 7 months, all of them showed excess production of sweat glands, usually around 2-3%. I also take a blood pressure tablet that has potassium as part of its active ingredient along with other medication for insomnia/insomnia-related sleep apnea (a bad reaction to some antihistamines). Both medications can cause excessive perspiration. What do you think is going on?
You are probably suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is characterized by excessive sweating such as underarms, hands and feet among others. This condition can be either hereditary or caused by certain medical conditions including diabetes mellitus and iron deficiency anemia.