Sweating happens naturally when your body needs to cool down. If you're overheated, your sweat glands release a salty fluid. As the fluid evaporates, it cools your body.
During breast cancer treatment, you may find that you're sweating more at night even if the temperature is cool.
Sweating can be a side effect of the following breast cancer treatments:
ovarian shutdown or removal
Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole)
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane)
Femara (chemical name: letrozole)
Evista (chemical name: raloxifene)
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene)
Faslodex (chemical name: fulvestrant)
Some pain medications also can cause sweating.
If your sweating is because of hot flashes , talk to your doctor about techniques to ease them. You can also try these tips:
Bathe once a day to cool the skin.
Change your bed linens often so they're cool and dry.
Change wet clothes right away to keep from catching a cold.
If you manage your diabetes with one of the intermediate acting insulins, its variability from day to day might alarm you. Maybe you aren’t mixing it well enough.
This type of insulin takes one to three hours to start working and lasts for 12 to 16 hours. Its generic name is NPH; Novo Nordisk sells it as Novolin N and Lilly as Humulin N. NPH is also available premixed with short acting insulin.
But NPH insulin is itself a mixture, and that’s the problem. Its cloudy part is rich in insulin crystals while its clear part isn’t. Before you inject it, you have to mix these parts.
An insulin pen is a convenient way to inject NPH, and a typical recommendation is to “roll and gently shake 10 times” every time you use it. A study just published online ahead of print in the professional journal Diabetes Care shows that this isn’t good enough.
Only the abstract of his study by eight researchers at Italy’s Perugia...
Definition Sweat electrolytes is a test that measures the level of chloride in sweat. Although genetic tests have become important methods for determining whether a child has cystic fibrosis, the sweat chloride test remains important. Alternative Names Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test How the test is performed In the first part of the test, a colorless, odorless chemical that causes sweating is applied to a small area on an arm or leg. An electrode is then attached to the arm or leg, which allows the technician to apply a weak electrical current to the area to stimulate sweating. People may feel a tingling sensation in the area, or a feeling of warmth. This part of the procedure lasts approximately 5 minutes. The next part of the test involves cleaning the stimulated area and collecting the sweat on a piece of filter paper or gauze, or in a plastic coil. After 30 minutes, the collected sweat is sent to a hospital laboratory for analysis. The entire collection procedure ta...
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