Also known as Diaphoresis, Cold sweat, Hidrosis, and Perspiration
Perspiration (sweating, transpiration, or diaphoresis) is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: Eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed over much of the body.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of sweating are pneumonia, menopause, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Other possible causes, such as heart failure, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with sweating, 55% report having shortness of breath, 55% report having sharp chest pain, and 51% report having nausea.
Patients with sweating often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, electrocardiogram, glucose measurement, plain x-ray, electrolytes panel and kidney function tests .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with sweating include aluminum chloride hexahydrate topical, ethambutol, acetaminophen / chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / pseudoephedrine, efavirenz, pentoxifylline, tenofovir, onabotulinumtoxina (botox), estradiol / levonorgestrel, methylnaltrexone (relistor), aminophylline / amobarbital / ephedrine, rifabutin, pyrazinamide and saxagliptin (onglyza) .