Sweating profusely even in winters?

Sweating profusely even in winters?

Excessive sweating in medical terms is known as Hyperhidrosis. Secondary general Hyperhidrosis is a less common form of Hyperhidrosis and causes sweating all over the body and not just the hands or feet. Secondary general Hyperhidrosis is also more serious medically. It is called secondary general Hyperhidrosis because it is being caused by something else, such as an underlying health condition.

Underlying medical conditions that can cause secondary general Hyperhidrosis include:

  • Menopause also known as Hot flushes
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroid problems
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Parkinsonism
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma
  • Infectious diseases like Tuberculosis.
  • Some medications like blood pressure medicine, antibiotics and psychiatric drugs

 Hyperthyroid Symptoms

If you have 3 or more of the following symptoms then you may most likely have Hyperthyroid.

  • Weight loss
  • Heat intolerance/ Excessive Sweating
  • Increased appetite inspite of eating well
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Frequent stools / diarrhoea
  • Muscle weakness/ tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety / Nervousness
  • Difficulty in Sleeping
  • Thin, Sparse Hair/ Brittle nails/ Hairloss
  • Breast development in males/ decreased libido
  • Staring gaze
  • Swelling or growth in front of the neck

Immediate medical attention is required when the patient would suffer from dizziness; shortness of breath; elevated blood pressure; loss of consciousness or fast irregular heart rate. Hyperthyroidism is the over-activity of the thyroid gland. It affects females 5-10 times more than males. It can occur at any age but is common between the age group of 20-40.

Excess iodine; tumors of the ovaries or testes, non-cancerous tumors of the thyroid or pituitary gland, inflammation of the thyroid gland or Thyroiditis; large amount of thyroid hormones taken through supplements or medications are known to cause Hyperthyroidism.

Homoeopathy for Hyperthyroidism

Homoeopathic treatment aims at treating a hyperthyroid patient as a person having the ailment and not just the disease in isolation. Homoeopathy suggests that illness often develop owing to lowered resistance, or compromised immune function. Homoeopathic medicines add zest to our immune mechanism. In other words, they gently propel the power of our immune system to scour the illness from its roots.

Homoeopathy helps to produce thyroid hormone naturally by stimulating the immune system and helps in better functioning of the thyroid gland.

Homoeopathic remedies work by stimulating the body’s own healing capacity by encouraging the body to reactivate hormone secretions.

Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like thyroid problems which is very effectively treated with homeopathy.

Homoeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homoeopathy treats not only the physical complaints, but also targets the mind and gently restores mind-body equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole.

HRT (hormone replacement therapy) have known side-effects like itching, mild muscle or joint pains, swelling or hairloss. Homeopathy is free from any side-effects.

Homeopathic medicines help to avoid stressful surgical procedures.

Self Help

Have regular check-ups and pay attention to your symptoms. Report changes, if any, to your doctor.

Include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, rutabagas, spinach, turnips, peaches and pears. They help to curb thyroid production, naturally.

Caffeinated drinks and dairy products should be avoided.

Supplemental vitamin/ mineral combinations, which can also help ease hyperthyroidism, should be taken under supervision.

Try de-stressing techniques. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Switch of the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as uninterrupted computer usage has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression.

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