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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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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


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Can you die from decreased sweating?

Can you die from decreased sweating?

Possibly: If you are in a high temperture, stressed environment, sometimes you run out of fluid to make sweat or you develop what is termed "heat exhaustion" and death can result. This is obviously uncommon but can occur in dry hot climates and much work is done for athletes in summer training to add water and salt to their intake to prevent these problems. ...Read more

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What is the next step/test that would be taken if someone fails their qsart test? Pt had pots and decreased sweating.

What is the next step/test that would be taken if someone fails their qsart test? Pt had pots and decreased sweating.

Depends: It depends on how symptomatic patient is. General measures include hydration, increased salt intake, exercise and avoidance of aggravating situations. Sometimes medical therapy is needed and is individualized. ...Read more

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Decreased sweating from autonomic neuropathy. Can I correct this? Ok to still workout???

Decreased sweating from autonomic neuropathy. Can I correct this? Ok to still workout???

Have this checked!: If you aren't sweating normally that is something to discuss with your doctor, as sweating helps reduce our core body temperature when we work out so we don't overheat! So, if you aren't sweating at all, there's a chance that your core temperature could rise higher than what is safe. See what your doctor says, and follow it closely, and find out what you can do safely. ...Read more

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My father has been having issues with decreased sweating (tingling sensations all over his skin, with little itchy bumps). Ideas for diagnoses?

My father has been having issues with decreased sweating (tingling sensations all over his skin, with little itchy bumps). Ideas for diagnoses?

Decreased sweating: Neurological causes: head injuries, heat stroke, hysteria, and neurosurgical problems such as guillain-barre syndrome skin diseases that block sweat glands such as miliaria, contact dermatitis, congenital absence of sweat glands which is hereditary. Some drugs (antipsychotic drugs used to treat mental disorders) trauma to sweat glands. ...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 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

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What is the cause of excessive sweating?

What is the cause of excessive sweating?

MANY CAUSES: Excessive sweating can be normal in some people but there are medical causes of excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis 1 overactive thyroid gland 2obesity 3 diabetes mellitus 4 certain drugs the list is long. ...Read more

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