Hormones are chemicals that move from the producing gland directly into the blood, to act upon every cell in the body and affect the function of cells. They are produced naturally in the body by many different glands, including the thyroid and parathyroid glands (in the neck), the pancreas (in…

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Hyperhidrosis – Excessive Sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition of excessive inappropriate sweating for which there may be a family tendency. The excessive sweating may affect the entire body, or only specific areas, particularly the armpits, palms and soles. Sweaty feet may become smelly due to a secondary fungal or bacterial infection. It usually worsened…

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Hirsutism (or hypertrichosis) is the medical term for the presence of excess body hair in both sexes, and facial hair in women. There are obvious racial and family reasons for a hairy body, with some races and families carrying genes that predispose to the growth of hair on the chest,…

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