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Most people aren’t comfortable when they are sweaty. In fact, there are several negative expressions based on the idea of sweating. You could say, people get hot and bothered about the idea of sweat. That is unless they can’t sweat. Yes, that’s a thing. Hypohidrosis and anhidrosis are medical conditions characterized by an impaired ability to sweat. So as the temperature rises, we encourage you to not sweat the small stuff. However, no sweat is no small thing.

Benefits of Sweating

All jokes aside, there are a lot of benefits to sweating. First of all, if you’re working up a sweat you are engaging in some form of physical activity and by sweating your body is staying cool. However, that’s not all it’s good for.

Sweating can help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. When we sweat, our body releases toxins through evaporation. This process helps cleanse our bloodstream and reduce the risk of plaque buildup in our arteries. We’ve all been told that regular exercise that promotes sweating can help maintain a healthy heart and prevent various cardiovascular issues.

Sweating can also help promote weight loss by burning calories and increasing metabolism. When we engage in physical activity that raises our heart rate and causes us to sweat, our body burns calories to cool itself down. This calorie-burning effect can lead to weight loss over time. Additionally, sweating can help increase our body’s metabolic rate, meaning that we burn more calories even at rest.

Additionally, the physical exertion involved in exercise can help take our mind off of our worries, providing a temporary escape from the stressors of everyday life and lower stress.

It’s Hot

But even if you are sweating not as a result of exercise but just because it’s hot outside, there are benefits. Sweating can also help improve skin health. When we sweat, our body releases toxins through the pores on our skin. This detoxification process can help remove impurities. Additionally, sweating helps open up pores and allows our skin to breathe, promoting a healthy glow.

Hypohidrosis and Anhidrosis

Beyond the actual benefits, there is a downside to not sweating. Hypohidrosis is a medical condition that causes a person to sweat less than usual, or not at all. Anhidrosis refers to the medical condition where you can’t sweat normally in one or more areas of your body.

Symptoms of these diseases, either full body or localized, include:

Extremely dry skin
Skin flushing
Inability to tolerate heat
Inability to tolerate physical exertion
Feeling excessively hot
Labored breathing
Lightheadedness
Muscle cramps or weakness
Fatigue
Confusion
Rashes
Nausea
Poor concentration
To name a few…

Causes

The possible causes for the inability to sweat are many. It could be because of a severe burn or other skin damage or disease which subsequently damaged or obstructed the sweat glands. It could also be inherited. However, of all the possible causes, nerve damage is highly likely. Nerve damage at any place along the nervous system, including, among other causes, trauma to the spinal cord.

Nervous System

Sweating is an automatic (as opposed to conscious) function of the body like breathing and digestion. These are controlled by the autonomic nervous system of the body. A chiropractic adjustment can remove any subluxations which are causing an interference in the nervous system and restore and improve the brain body communication and function. Luckily, the nervous system has an incredible ability to function, adapt, and heal despite challenges.

Lifestyle

Implementing lifestyle changes such as staying hydrated, limiting exercise in hot environments, and avoiding excessive heat can help alleviate the symptoms of hypohidrosis and anhidrosis. Wearing loose-fitting, lightweight clothing made from breathable fabrics can also help promote proper body temperature regulation.

However, when it comes to taking care of the health of your spine and nervous system, the best lifestyle decision you can make is living your 100:100 lifestyle including regular chiropractic care. But don’t break into a sweat, there’s a 100 Year Lifestyle provider near you to help you on your journey.

 

 

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