Re: Sweating and high blood pressure
Sweating is not considered a symptom of high blood pressure. There are no symptoms attributed to elevated blood pressure, which is why it's sometimes called a silent killer. It is usually only when it becomes so dangerously high that it constitutes a medical emergency that some people -not all- experience certain symptoms.
Excessive sweating can be a symptom of an underlying condition, such as an endocrine disorder (overactive thyroid gland), low grade fever, low blood sugar, anxiety and panic attacks, infection, stress, a drop in hormone levels, a result of exercise and a side effect of medications. On occassion, it can also be a sign of something more serious. The medications that contribute to or cause excessive sweating are mostly antidepressants, painkillers with a synthetic narcotic component (such as codeine and fentanyl), and drugs for treatment of psychiatric disorders. Other drugs -including some antihypertensives-cause increased sweating in only a small percentage of people. Advair causes sweat gland disorders in 1-3% of peole, according to PDR Guide to Drug Interactions, Side Effects and Indications. Nicotine contained in cigarettes and caffeine from beverages also contribute to sweating.
Your mother's sweating issues could be a consequence of one or more factors mentioned above, or others not mentioned. She should consult her doctor to rule out an underlying medical condition. When necessary, drugs can be used to treat this problem.