Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SWEATING & YOUR BODY TEMPERATURE

 Body Temperature & Sweating

Thermoregulators next to the skin are connected to the hypothalamus which helps regulate the body’s temperature. When your body releases heat, sweating occurs. Sweating helps the body stay cool. In most cases, it is perfectly natural. People sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed, or afraid.

However, excessive sweating occurs without any cause. Those with hyperhidrosis appear to have overactive sweat gland regulators. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional resulting in to social phobias.

When excessive sweating affects the hands, feet, and armpits, it's called primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 3 - 4% of the US population and as much as 15% in countries like Sweden and Noway, 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.

If the sweating occurs as a result of another medical condition, it is called secondary hyperhidrosis. The sweating may be all over the body, or it may be in one area. Conditions that cause second hyperhidrosis include:

• Acromegaly
• Anxiety conditions
• Cancer
• Carcinoid syndrome
• Certain medications and substances of abuse
• Glucose control disorders
• Heart disease
• Hyperthyroidism
• Lung disease
• Menopause
• Parkinson’s disease
• Pheochromocytoma
• Spinal cord injury
• Stroke
•Tuberculosis or other infections

Kleinert's produces many products to improve or even eliminate excessive sweating.We even produce a full line of shirts and shorts for your workouts.


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