Excessive sweating on one side of body

Patient

Q: Hello,
I am 30 Years Male, Weight 68 KG, Height 5 7".
I am facing an health issue for almost 2-3 Years. The problem is that during summer season, I got sweats on half body. The sweating does not take place when i am standing straight or lying straight. It takes place when I am lying on sides, For example, Lying on left side will make the rights side to sweat (i.e sweating on right leg, right chest and whole body on right side) while the left side remains normal and vice versa.
I gone through some tests for heart like ECG, Echo which were normal. In blood tests, I have increased level of Triglycerides (upto 270) and a slight increased level of HDL and cholesterol as well.
I forget about this issue during winter because such sweating does not occur in cold weather conditions. In summer, even I got much sweating than normal in doing minor activities which required moderate hard work.
Please suggest what could be the root cause of this issue and from where to start my medication...Cardiac specialist...endocrinologists....or lungs.
I want a solution to this issue and your kind advise in this regard please.

Awaiting response
Best Regards,

Atiq

Symptoms:  I got sweats on half body. The sweating does not take place when i am standing straight or lying straight. It takes place when I am lying on sides, For example, Lying on left side will make the rights side to sweat (i.e sweating on right leg, right chest and whole body on right side) while the left side remains normal.
Doctor

A:   Thank you for writing to ATD.

I believe that you have a neurological disorder. This seems likely because you have sweating from half of the body which can happen with only neurological disorders. What you need to understand is that the mediator are the nerves but the cause can be anything.

One cause can be stroke because of the high lipid levels, but I cannot confirm this. Other causes can be:
Infections
High Blood pressure
Diabetes

Please see a neurologist to confirm the diagnosis. I hope this help you recover quickly. All the best.

Related Q&A

Q: Last year I was at a hospital in California. I went because I was having an adverse reaction to escitalopram, and I b...

Q: I recently had a stress echocardiogram which thankfully came back normal. Prior to this I was exhibiting Angina like ...

Q: Hello, my mom (age 54) is recently diagnosed with heart condition with plaque build up at three locations. One on lef...

Q: I am a 56 year old who until recently had a relatively stable bicuspid aortic valve. I have no symptoms but my regu...

Q: Hi, I have a couple months ago been diagnosed with left ventricle hypertrophy. They told me to take Losartan 50mg per...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews