Sweating is one of the signs your body is still healthy. Why is arguably still healthy?Because there are people who have trouble sweating or not sweating at all even after strenuous activity in hot weather though. Such conditions could be a bad indication of your health and may also be a symptom of anhidrosis.
Anhidrosis is the inability of the body to perspire normally. Some people are not able to sweat normally because the sweat glands on their bodies do not function properly.Anhidrosis can affect the whole body, one area of the body, or some areas.
Anyone Risk Experiencing symptoms of anhidrosis?
With age, the body’s decreased ability to sweat is a normal thing. Diseases that damage the autonomic nerves like diabetes can also significantly affect the functionality of your sweat glands. A skin disorder that causes inflammation can also reduce the ability to sweat. These disorders include psoriasis, exfoliative dermatitis, heat rash, scleroderma, and ichthyosis. Some people inherit a genetic disorder that causes them to have problems at the sweat glands or even do not have sweat glands.
What are the symptoms of anhidrosis?
Signs and symptoms caused anhidrosis typically include:
- Little or no sweat
- Often feel dizzy
- Frequent muscle cramps or feel weak
- The skin has a flushing (reddening of skin color)
- Felt very hot
Areas of the body that is not affected by the symptoms of anhidrosis may seek to compensate with more sweating. So maybe just one area of your body looks always sweating while other body parts never seemed to sweat. Anhidrosis affecting large areas of the body will prevent the body to cool itself, so that when you move the weight during hot weather, you are very much at risk cramps, exhaustion or even heatstroke by heat.
Anhidrosis symptoms may arise as a result of the condition itself or it could also be one of several symptoms of other diseases, such as diabetes , neuropathy, or psoriasis.
If you hardly sweat, even though I do a lot of activity or exercising in hot weather, you should consult your doctor. Also, if you feel lately less sweaty than before despite doing the same activity, it is better to consult a doctor.
Anhidrosis can increase the risk of heatstroke, so immediately seek medical help when they feel the symptoms of anhidrosis following: sudden weakness, nausea, dizziness, rapid heart beat, and the sensation of goose bumps despite the warm body temperature.