Posted by: sam | 2008/01/30

excessive head sweating

I am in my late 40's. For the past 10 years i have been sweating more than normal on my head. i saw a tv program talking about the cortex/ depression and that an imbalance can cause this. Is there anything i can do.

Ps. i have seen several docs on issue of excessive sweating but had no improvement.

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Dear Sam
Excessive sweating is often caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system and is also called hyperhidrosis. Another cause could be menopause. If your FSH ( a female hormone) is high, it can be a sign that you are in menopause and that this is caused by hot flushes. Dixarit or Menograine may help.
If you are not in Menopause - you can try something like Probanthine tablets.
dr Bets

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Our users say:
Posted by: Pine | 2009/01/08

Hi Doc,
I am a 52 old male and live in Cape Town. All my life i have sweat excessively on my head. This has caused a lot of embarrassing moments :-(. I have recently learnt that this can be cured either with botox or surgically removal of glands. Can you recommend anyone in Cape Town that I can consult?


Pine Pienaar

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Posted by: Odie | 2008/12/01


Please could someone explain to me what Menograine is used for?


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Posted by: Mando Jorge | 2008/04/04

I'm a 25 year old male. I sweat excessively from my head at any time of the day. If I do get irritated it gets worse.

But otherwise my head is always wet. I do suffer from epilepsy but it has been under control for almost two years, could this be a reason.

What must I do?

I really need help as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time!

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Posted by: noisy tummy | 2008/01/31

what causes a noisy tummy

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