If You Are Sweating More Than Your Usual, You Better Read This

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I’m a very active person, I run, bike and play basketball regularly, so, for me it’s normal to sweat a lot. I also live in a Tropical Country, and secondary to having a lot of sunny day is a wet shirt. Here, if you want to stay dry, make sure you have an air conditioner or your very own electric fan. Living in tropics, I thought that sweating is all good, because you are releasing toxins out of your body. But, I didn’t know that heavy sweating could also mean a sign of a medical condition. Excessive sweating, or Hyperhidrosis, is more common in people who are out of shape. Excessive sweating, perchance a warning sign of diabetes, thyroid problems or infection. Understand that sweating more than the regular doesn’t mean that you are already in trouble, maybe it’s your normal. Each person is different from one another, but if you are sweating heavily for no reason or not appropriate to the situation, then, it is always best to consult your Doctor. disease

Here are some of the reason sweating excessively is trying to tell you something;

1. Alcoholism.

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Profuse sweating, even in cold conditions is just one of the causes of long-term alcohol abuse and addiction. This could cause more health problem if not treated properly.

2. Pregnancy
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Feeling extra-hot due to an increase in hormones, blood flow and metabolism. The reason you are sweating a lot is because your body is trying to cool down.

3. Menopause
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According to WebMD, Doctors theorize that hot flashes and night sweats happen as a result of changing estrogen levels. [Hot flash – a sudden feeling of feverish heat]

4. Thyroid Problem
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According to endocrineweb, when the thyroid gland is overactive (hyperthyroidism) the body’s processes speed up and you may experience nervousness, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, hand tremor, excessive sweating, weight loss, and sleep problems, among other symptoms.

5. Heat Exhaustion
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Prolonged exposure to high temperature environment could cause Heat exhaustion, though it is less serious condition than heat stroke, it could be cause more harm if not addressed properly. Moving to a shade or an air-conditioned place are is a must. Loosen clothing and drink cool water, non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages like sports drinks to help restore electrolyte balance.

6. Heat Stroke
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Somewhat related to Heat Exhaustion but this time, person suffering from heat stroke has high internal body temperature but not sweating. Symptoms also include rapid pulse and difficulty breathing. Immediately call an emergency assistance if you know someone suffering from heat stroke/stroke. For first aid, move the person to shaded or cool area, elevate their feet higher than their head to reduce the chance of shock, loosen or remove clothing, put ice packs or cold compresses under their arms, groin area, and behind their neck, give them cool and non-alcoholic drink preferably water only if they are not disoriented and not vomiting, stay with them until the emergency assistance arrive.

7. Cancer

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On a more serious note. Person with cancer sweat heavily. That can happen at night or even when the room is cool. There may be enough to soak your clothes. Such sweating is common when a fever breaks. You may notice that you sweat a lot a short time after shaking chills.

The lists above are just some of the reason why someone is sweating excessively, not an exact indication. Everyone knows their normal state or condition. If you think that what’s happening to you isn’t the norm then it is always best to consult the expert.

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