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Can being overweight cauae excessive sweating?

Can being overweight cauae excessive sweating?

Yes: There are a few reasons for this. Someone 210 lb (i.e. 15 stone) is doing the work of someone 140 lb (10 stone), but carrying a 70 lb (5 stone) sack. More work=more energy=more heat. Also, fat cells are living cells that produce heat. The more cells you have, the more heat you produce, and the more you may have to sweat to dissipate excess heat. This is true at rest as well as with activity. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I'm hot in the day, cool at night. No night sweats, i'm 27 and overweight. What is happening to me?

I'm hot in the day, cool at night. No night sweats, i'm 27 and overweight. What is happening to me?

Not abnormal: This doesn't sound like a disease to me. We all have different subjective perception of ideal temperature which can vary by physical and metaboic activity, both of which produce heat. I suggest you make minor adjustments to your clothing to suit your comfort and keep a small fan handy for use when needed. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sweating?

What causes excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 2 - 3% of the population, yet less than 40% of patients with this condition seek medical advice. In the majority of primary hyperhidrosis cases, no cause can be found. It seems to run in families. It can also occur from medical condition. See your doctor for a dx. ...Read more

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What causes decreased sweating?

What causes decreased sweating?

Anhidrosis: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anhidrosis/basics/definition/con-20033498

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What causes under neck sweating?

What causes under neck sweating?

Neck sweating: I wish I had an answer but I would need more information. How bad? How often? What time of day? High neck sweater? etc. ...Read more

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What could cause excessive sweating?

What could cause excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a warning sign of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. Excessive sweating is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. ...Read more

Dr. Morton Levitt
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Perspiration (Definition)

Perspiration or sweat is the production of watery fluid from the skin to help regulate the ...Read more