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Question: Over Sweating

 guy28 - Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:11 am

I'm 30 years old and have been active and played basketball all my life. Usually I can play for hours without sweating very much at all, when I was a teen i barely ever broke a sweat even in the hot sun. But within the last 3 months If I do any physical activity or get too warm I set all the way through the seat of my pants in less than 10 min. What could have changed to be causing this? It's very humiliating and I don't know of it happening to anyone else.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:21 am

User avatar Hello,The sweating in your case mostly is dependant on physiological causes rather than any disease.The external temperature,and the body thermostat in the brain along with the skin modulate this response.As we grow older the sympathetic parasympathetic axis undergoes modifications which result in obvious changes.Best wishes.
 guy28 - Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 pm

Is there anything I can do to re balance my sympathetic parasympathetic axis to not sweat so much?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:11 am

User avatar Hello,There is no clear cut solution for generalized excessive sweating and is known as idiopathic generalized hyperhidrosis.Control of anxiety by stress control,meditation or yoga may be tried to get the axis in order.

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