Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How To Try And Understand The Cause Of Excessive Head Sweating And Your Thyroid by Lynsey Carter

Sweating problems can tend to be a very common occurrence, although, excessive head sweating does not appear to be so common. It is just as serious as any other form of sweating, and should be treated as such. The people who suffer with excessive head sweating will normally be just as embarrassed and/or depressed as the people who also suffer from the other forms of excessive sweating.

Therefore it is vitally important to understand and acknowledge the range of causes for excessive head sweating, and for you to know about the various forms of treatment that are available to combat or control it.

Unbelievably though, one of the more unusual reasons for head sweating could be your thyroid. Your thyroid gland produces a range of various hormones that are used by the body. Therefore, thyroid disorders are able to cause very serious symptoms. When you have too little secretion from your thyroid, the condition is known as having 'hyperthyroidism'. People with this disorder can suffer from -

* extreme sluggishness;

* dry skin;

* scanty hair growth;

* and excessive sweating.

You will be considered as having 'hyperthyroidism' if you have an overactive thyroid gland, and the people who suffer this condition do tend to experience -

* some weight gain;

* excessive body warmth;

* excessive sweating;

* noticeably trembling hands;

* pounding of the heart;

* and in other circumstances, bulging eyes.

When it has been determined what has caused the excessive head sweating in your case, you should be able to determine the appropriate method of treatment for you. But remember, depending on what the specific cause of your excessive head sweating is, the treatment required for you will vary.

Medication is the most commonly diagnosed treatment, as it can be most effective in either slowing down, or speeding up your thyroid gland, depending on what treatment it is that you may need. However, because any improvement through medication may only be temporary, your physician must help you decide on what would be a more permanent measure. These permanent measures can include -

* eradicating it with radioactive iodine;

* and less often, the surgical removal of the entire thyroid tissue.

But, as soon as you begin experiencing what you may believe are signs of an overactive, or under-active, thyroid gland, one sign of which includes excessive sweating, you need to make sure that you get to see a medical professional as-soon-as-possible, then the doctor can assess your condition, and then hopefully you may be correctly diagnosed, and then have the recommended treatment.

As always, you will need to be diagnosed by your doctor, who will measure the blood levels of hormones that are secreted by your thyroid gland, and the pituitary gland which controls it. Be prepared to give them any information about the history of your symptoms, as these will be necessary for a correct assessment to be made of your condition by your doctor, or other medical professional.

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter