Thursday, November 17, 2011

About Your Profuse Sweating - The Good, The Bad And The Downright Ugly by Lynsey Carter

There are a few good reasons why some people suffer from excessive or profuse sweating. If you too suffer from excessive sweating, or profuse sweating, then you suffer from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. And this condition can be either - good, bad, or just downright ugly. The worst part of this condition is that you probably can't help having hyperhidrosis, but you can do something to alleviate it.

The Good - Sweating, profuse or not, should be used as a positive. If you don't sweat then you could already be dead. No, seriously though, you sweat so that your body doesn't overheat. It is a normal, spontaneous function of your body. Your profuse sweating could be a reaction to something as simple as wearing too many clothes for the local environment you are in, or more seriously, it could be hereditary.

You have to realize that some people do, and will, always sweat more than others do. By doing either physical labor or just some strenuous exercise, your profuse sweating is produced so that your body has the opportunity to cool down. To assist in this process, you do need to make sure that your hydration level is maintained properly, that is, drink lots of fluids, and you should be okay. And, as a bonus, any toxins excreted in your sweat will only help to increase the overall condition of your physical health.

The Bad - Your condition of profuse sweating, or excessive sweating, could be brought on by something more serious like an infection. These could range anywhere from -

* pneumonia; through to

* endocarditis.

These conditions are quite serious and you will require immediate medical attention. Other instances of your profuse sweating condition could be symptons of perhaps a stroke or even a heart attack. You should never ignore these warnings if you feel you suffer from these symptoms. See your doctor pronto.

(( Pneumonia - is a inflammatory condition of the lung. Pneumonia is a common illness which occurs in all age groups, and is a leading cause of death among the elderly and people who are chronically and terminally ill. Additionally, it is the leading cause of death in children under five years old worldwide.

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium. It usually involves the heart valves (native or prosthetic valves).- thanks Wikipedia ))

There can also be other diseases, some of them life-threatening, such as -

* hypoglycemia ( or hypoglycжmia is the medical term for a state produced by a lower than normal level of blood glucose. The term literally means "under-sweet blood" ) - Wikipedia;

* autoimmune malfunctions or disorders - ( autoimmunity is the failure of an organism to recognize its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease. Prominent examples include - Coeliac disease, diabetes mellitus type 1 , systemic lupus erythematosus , Sjцgren's syndrome, Churg-Strauss Syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Graves' disease, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and rheumatoid arthritis too) - Wikipedia;

* some cancers - (( medical term: malignant neoplasm) is a class of diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled growth (division beyond the normal limits), invasion (intrusion on and destruction of adjacent tissues), and sometimes metastasis (spread to other locations in the body via lymph or blood )) - Wikipedia;

and these diseases all have profuse sweating as a possible symptom. As I said above, if you have concerns about your profuse sweating, see your medical professional.

The Downright Ugly - Do you enjoy having dark sweat stains showing under your arms? With it carries implications of either nervousness or even uncleanliness. It is not a nice look or something that is very endearing to your partner. If you do just happen to be unclean, try showering more than once a week! If you happen to be a nervous person then you probably will have excessive underarm sweating as a symptom of the condition that you suffer from.

If you do suffer from nervousness, then you may be suffering from a social disorder, or an anxiety disorder. These disorders could very well contribute to your profuse sweating, and you may need to seek professional assistance to work through your social anxieties. There is no shame in seeking assistance to cure yourself.

Always be aware that your profuse sweating or your excessive sweating could be the precursor to a condition more sinister than your sweating. Always let your doctor know what you are going to try when it comes to getting rid of your excessive sweating.

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter