Excessive Sweating all the Time – Dr. Oz discusses on Oprah TV show - Hyperhidrosis

Excessive Sweating all the Time – Dr. Oz discusses on Oprah TV show - Hyperhidrosis

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[Best Syndication] Yesterday, Dr. Oz answered a variety of medical questions on the Oprah TV show. One audience member wanted to know why she sweats all the time and if it is normal to sweat so much.

Dr. Oz is a co-author with Michael F. Roizen of top selling series of books about health including, "You: On A Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management”, and, "YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger."

Sweating is a normal thing, but when you sweat to much it could be caused by another problem. Dr. Oz said that you should check it out with your doctor, because you could have a thyroid gland that is overactive. A blood test can measure your thyroid hormone to determine if this is the source of the problem.

Oprah asked the audience member if she had high blood pressure. And she said yes, she did since she was 13 years old. Dr. Oz did say that high blood pressure would also cause a person to sweat more than normal.

You need to strive for a blood pressure reading under 120/80 mmHg if you are between 120 and 139 on the top number or 80 and 89 for the bottom numbers you are considered to have pre-hypertension. If you measure over 140/90 mmHg you are considered to have high blood pressure. If you are over 160 for the top number or over 100 on the bottom number you are considered to have high blood pressure stage 2.

Dr. Oz mentioned that African Americans were at a greater risk for having high blood pressure. Oprah knew why this was the case, and explained that during slave transport, those that had the ability to hold salt survived the long journey to America. Because of this, African Americans have a genetic tendency for holding extra sodium in their body and causing them to develop hypertension.

Dr. Oz did remind us that sweating can be a good thing too. Sweating helps to clean our body of toxins.

By Nicole Wilson

Other Information about High Blood Pressure

While diet may not lower blood pressure completely, eating a DASH diet might help, along with other lifestyle changes, and medication if needed.

High blood pressure diet - DASH Diet video by Dr. Meenah Shah



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