diet and exercise?
For: About 15% of women in the United States.
Prevented from sweating due to: Less than 1% of men have pituitary or adrenal deficiencies that cause this problem.
Who gets it: Women over age 30, especially postmenopausal women, get it more often because they’ve been exposed to estrogen for a longer period of time and can develop problems with excess sweat glands. Postmenopausal women also have extra fat around their breasts, thighs, hips, waistline and neck area where most sweat glands are located. But anyone—including premenopausal women—can be affected by excessive sweating if they experience hot flashes associated with hormone loss called secondary amenorrhea (SAA). If you’re not sure whether your excessive sweating is related to hormones or other causes such as diet/exercise/medication changes or stress, ask your doctor about having an endocrine evaluation done at a local health care facility run by a medical school’s Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology office commonly known as an “obgyn” clinic or “gynecologist.” The cost ranges from $50-$100 depending on how far away you live from the clinic. Many obgyn clinics offer these evaluations free-of charge during annual health fairs sponsored by local hospitals and community centers throughout the year where many gynecologists attend speaking engagements about different aspects relating to reproductive