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Posted by: Sbongile | 2006/11/13

overactive thyroid

I had a problem with wet hands and had the op done, the op has helped with that problem. I now sweat between my breast and also my legs. I am using probanthine tablets as well, put roll-on wherever I think I might sweat - but this is quiet embarassing, can only wear dark clothes, because if I sit to long and once I get up everything seems to be wet - what else can I try or do I have an overactive thyroid?

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Dear Sbongile
You could have your thyroid tested with a blood test. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperhidrosis. It depends if the sweating is really due to sympathetic nerve hyperactivity or something else like menopause, overweight, infections like TB or thyroid problems ?

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