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My Father Sweats From The Top Of His Head Everytime He Eats

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 27, 2010
  • 08:01 AM

:confused: My father sweats from the top of his head everytime he eats. He also releases mucus continously and he's tired all of the time. He takes Enalapril 5mg, Aspirin 81mg, Metoprolol 25mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Namenda 10mg, and Aricept 10mg. Eversince he had a minor stroke and minor heart attack last June 2009, he's been declining in memory and physical activity and we don't know what is causing him to sweat & release mucus when he eats, and be tired all of the time. Please help narrow possible causes in this matter. Your input is kindly appreciated. THANK YOU...:)

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  • Possible reasons for excess mucous: One reason is an allergy. A second reason is a non-allergic, non-infectious inflammation in the sinuses that can linger after a cold. A third reason is chronic sinusitis. Postnasal drip can cause coughing as a result of irritation of the throat and lungs. You may experience the postnasal drip as a feeling of excess mucus at the back of your nose and throat after eating. The fat content in dairy products can thicken mucus. Generally eating dairy products with less fat content is helpful. Drinking plenty of water will help to thin the mucus so that it moves more easily. As long as you are not on a fluid restriction you should be drinking 6 to 8 8-ounce glasses of non-caffeine non-alcoholic fluid daily. Clearing your throat can irritate your throat and make it sore. When you feel the need to clear your throat sip some water to clear the mucus.Possible reasons for tiredness: Side effects of Enalapril include body weakness or dizziness, side effects of Metoprolol include tiredness, side effects of Simvastatin include weakness, side effects of Namenda include fatigue and dizziness, side effects of Aricept include dizziness and insomnia. Some lifestyle changes may also need to me made to reduce chronic fatigue/ tiredness, such as getting more sleep, eating more wholesome foods, drinking more fluids, taking in more vitamins, cutting back on caffeine and alcohol, and possibly adopting an exercise routine to increase health.Memory loss and sweating while eating could be linked to disorders with the nervous system/ brain (do you sweat only when eating specific foods? It may be an allergy). Sweating while eating could also be because of something called Frey's Syndrome, and if your dad has diabetes, you should find some information on Diabetic Gustatory Sweating. With all this said, it's still best to speak to your doctor about these symptoms/ conditions (making sure to give your doctor as much information as possible, especially since sweating while eating seems like quite a rare and unexplainable condition - although it can occur in people of all ages).
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