A: Some people are cursed with excessive sweating, but it is very rare. If you have hot flashes and find yourself in a situation where you can’t wear certain clothes because of the sweat stains, then this condition may be affecting your life. You could try taking an anti-perspirant or something similar to see if that makes any difference. It’s also possible that there’s some underlying medical problem causing both problems – if so, seeing your doctor about it would be worth considering at least for the hot flash side of things. Remember to let them know what kind of medication you’re using when they ask!