What Doctor To See For Excessive Sweating?

My doctor said I have excess perspiration, but she didn’t say what kind. Do you know how to tell if someone has excessive sweating?

ANSWER: Excessive sweating is called hyperhidrosis and it can be caused by disorders of the nervous system or other diseases. Although there are many possible causes of excessive sweating, they are usually related to a problem in the hypothalamus (the part of your brain that regulates body temperature), pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland at the base of your nose) or adrenal glands (small glands on top of each kidney). If there is no obvious cause for your symptoms, ask your doctor about having tests for these disorders.

QUESTION: Is taking birth control pills bad for my health? I am not pregnant yet but I want to get rid off them because they make me feel tired all the time. Please advise! Thank you very much!

ANSWER: Birth control pills contain estrogen which may lead to some serious side effects especially in women who already suffer from certain hormonal problems such as irregular menstrual cycles and/or menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats . These side effects include increased risk for breast cancer , blood clots, abnormal weight gain , osteoporosis heart disease cardiovascular system irregularities , etc.. For more info please see our section on “Birth Control Pills” here http://www.health-science-news.com/article_excerpts_birthcontrolpill

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