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74 year old wife perspires constantly.

My 74 year old wife perspires constantly. What causes this condition and what can she do to stop it?
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replied August 1st, 2014
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

What your wife is having is hyperhidrosis. Causes are mainly stress and anxiety, adrenal disorders(like Addison's disease, Conn's syndrome, Cushings syndrome, hypoadrenalism or pheochromocytoma), diabetes mellitus, menopause, hyperparathyroidism or metabolic syndrome.

Your wife should consult a physician and get all these causes ruled out by means of a comprehensive profile of investigations.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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