Why do some people sweat so much
Why do some people sweat so much?
We all sweat at times to cool ourselves
down -during vigorous exercise, for
example - and to cleanse the pores of the
skin. Occasionally, in an emotional upset
of some kind, we may break out into what
is often called 'a cold sweat'. Perspiration
of that kind is quite normal. Only when it
becomes excessive and without apparent
reason is there likely to be an underlying
problem needing specialist attention.
People who perspire excessively suffer
from what is known as hyperhidrosis. It
may occur only in certain places, such as
the armpits, the face or the palms, or it
may be in all areas supplied by sweat
glands. Any one of several factors may
explain the condition - anxiety, an infection, clothing made from synthetic materials. Usually, it lasts during puberty and
Vanishes in early adulthood. Sufferers
Should be careful about their personal hygiene, and try using antiperspirants. If the condition is particularly troublesome,
hey should consult a doctor, wh0 may
prescribe helpful drugs.