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is it normal to sweat a lot when you exercise?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes - Solutions: Hyperhidrosis (or excess sweating) is more common than you'd think! antiperspirants are the simple answer, but often won't work with true hyperhidrosis. I have had success treating patients underarms, hands, feet, forehead, and scalp with botox. Botox is fda approved for sweating and is very safe and effective. Botox typically lasts for 6 months when used for excess sweating. Hope this helps!
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Ronald Shelton
36 years experience Dermatology
Sweating w exercise: As you exercise, your body heats up from the activity. In ordrer to keep the temprature constant in the core of your body, fluid, sweat, evaporates on the surface of your skin by robbing heat of the body to create the energy for the sweat to leave the body and evaporate. As you continue to exercise and get better in shape, the body needs to sweat less.
Answered on Jan 30, 2019

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Unsure: Most of our bodies are not always symmetrical, so probably, there are more sweat glands on one side vs the other.
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Suck it up, every 1-: -dose so. There is a genetic program Ur body follows & all people R not the same. Certainly do not stop exercising.
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