Skip to content
Sweating after byepass surgery
vipinmittal04 posted:
My dad had a byepass surgery in November 2012. Since two months he is facing the problem of occasional sweating. Every two or three days he gets wet even while sitting on the chair. Also he is experiencing continuous headache and is taking crocin every night. He is done with all kind of checkups and blood tests and all reports are coming out to be normal. Can somebody please suggest what is the possible cause for all this? Why is this happening?
cardiostarusa1 responded:

"Since two months he is facing the problem of occasional sweating. Every two or three days he gets wet even while sitting on the chair."

Inappropriate sweating (as applicable to the patient, affecting large areas of the body and occurring when one is wide awake) that is, when obvious factors and conditions are not present, such as strenuous physical activity and warm/hot/humid temps, has various causes, which may/can include certain prescription drugs (examples being some beta-blockers and tricyclic antidepressants) and over-the-counter drugs and some dietary supplements.

Other causes may/can include, but are not limited to, fever, nervousness, stress, anxiety, depression, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, endocarditis, leukemia.

"Also he is experiencing continuous headache"

Causes may/can include some prescription and over-the-counter drugs and some dietary supplements. Other causes include but are not limited to, alcohol consumption, certain foods, additives or preservatives, eye strain, changes in or lack of sleep, skipped meals, poor posture, stress, anxiety, depression, sinusitis, tear(s) in the carotid or veterbral arteries in the neck, blood clot in the brain (venous thrombosis, not related to brain attack), arteriovenous malformation (AVM, congenital), anneurysm in the brain, brain tumor, carbon monoxide poisoning, dehydration, dental problems, ear infection (middle ear), inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).

The bottom line

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is just a clever way of temporarily circumventing the problem (atherosclerosis), as it doesn't address the disease process and what drives the progression.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a lifelong unpredictable (may/can exhibit periods of stabilization, acceleration and even some regression) condition requiring a continuum of care, which includes having the appropriate follow-up diagnostics (such as nuclear imaging, ultrasound, angiography) performed as deemed necessary.

Best of luck to your dad down the road of life.

Take care,


WebMD member (since 8/99)



Be well-informed


Living with Heart Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD)

CAD is a chronic disease with no cure. When you have CAD, it is important to take care.....

This is especially true if you have had an interventional procedure or surgery to improve blood flow to the heart../It is up to you to take steps.....

Recognize the symptoms......

Reduce your risk factors......

Take your medications......

See your doctor for regular check-ups...



Coronary artery anatomy

Starting with the left anterior descending (LAD), the most critical, next to the ultra-critical left main (LM).

- -

Good to know, for the primary and secondary prevention of heart attack and brain attack

Epidemiologic studies (EDS) have revealed risk factors (encompasses new, novel or emerging) for atherosclerosis, typically affecting the carotid, coronary, and the peripheral arteries, which includes age, gender, genetics (gene deletion, malfunction or mutation) , diabetes (considered as being the highest risk factor), smoking (includes second and thirdhand), inactivity, obesity (a global epidemic, "globesity"), high blood pressure (hypertension), Low HDL (now questionable, according to recent studies) high LDL, small, dense LDL, RLP (remnant lipoprotein), high Lp(a), high ApoB, high Lp-PLA2, high triglycerides, HDL2b, high homocysteine (now questionable), and high C-reactive protein (CRP/hs-CRP).


WebMD/WebMD forums DOES NOT provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
vipinmittal04 replied to cardiostarusa1's response:
Dear Sir
Thanks a ton for your response. You are really appreciated a lot.
cardiostarusa1 replied to vipinmittal04's response:
You're welcome.

Take good care,



Helpful Tips

Nix Grapefruit & Statin DrugsExpert
Grapefruit & statin drugs can be a bad combination. Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain ... More
Was this Helpful?
16 of 18 found this helpful

Expert Blog

The Heart Beat - James Beckerman, MD, FACC

Dr. James Beckerman shares how small, livable lifestyle changes can have a real impact on your risk of heart attack and stroke...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health General and Consultative Heart Care Center