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Musty Smelling Sweat
Sweating: Perspiration (sweating, transpiration, or diaphoresis) is the production of a fluid consisting primarily of water as well as various dissolved solids (chiefly chlorides), that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. sweat contains the chemicals or odorants 2-methylphenol (o-cresol) and 4-methylphenol (p-cresol), as well as a small amount of urea.
Hard to say: Perspiration is a good thing; it's what we use to keep our body temperature normal in situations (excessive heat or exercise) where it could get too high. But, "easy sweating" is like "easy bruising"; there is no clear definition for this. Persons in poorer physical condition may perspire more with less activity than more fit individuals; in that case I wouldn't call it "good".
Many causes.: Physiologic causes include hot temperatures, hot foods and spicy foods - things that raise your body temperature enough to signal the sympathetic nervous system to turn down the heat. Nonphysiologic causes include nervous system communication breakdowns such as parkinson's disease, nerve damage associated with diabetes, shingles, and nerve damage from surgery.
Menopause: Well, there are numerous reasons why women may sweat, but if you are asking why women around age 50 tend to have sudden hot flashes where they break out into a sweat for no apparent reason, then this is due to menopause, a normal change that occurs around age 50 as the ovaries stop producing estrogen.
Sweat/Urination: The frequent urination is likely due to a condition called overactive bladder. You should see your doctor to be prescribed a medication called oxybutinin to stop these bladder spasms from happening. The only thing that would really cause sweating when you feel like you have to urinate is a condition called autonomic dysreflexia. This happens and people who have a history of a spinal cord injury.
Cold sweats: There is no way to tell without a thorough history and physical, but cold sweats can occur for a number of reasons. Some include serious conditions such as physical trauma, shock, difficultly breathing, low blood sugar, and heart attack. Others may be more benign. Recommend seeing your doctor.
Night sweats: Because you are developing fevers late in the evening and sweating is one of the body's ways of lowering the body temperature. You need to see a doctor and find out why this is occurring. Tuberculosis is the classic cause of night sweats, but there are numerous other possibilities. Make a list of all your symptoms and their associations and take it with you to an infectious diseases expert.See 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss: Sweating just gets you to lose water weight that we be rapidly regained when you drink. To lose weight you need to consume fewer calories than you expend. Your body expends about 800 - 1200 calories per day just living. Activity increases your your bodies calorie utilization there are many reference sources to tell you how much the calorie utilization is increased with various activities.
Botox Sweat Treat: Excessive sweat on the buttocks would be easy to treat with Botox injections. These are very tiny injections and not usually uncomfortable. The treatment should last at least 6 months and is often covered by insurance. Alternatively, one could use clinical strength antiperspirant available off the shelf. The secret is to apply it at night before bed to let it soak in before the next day.