MED­I­CAL TERM OF THE WEEK: HYPOHIDROSIS

Friday - - HEALTH NEWS -

Sweat­ing is your body’s way of cool­ing it­self off. Peo­ple with hypohidrosis aren’t able to sweat nor­mally be­cause their sweat glands are no longer func­tion­ing prop­erly. It can af­fect the en­tire body, a sin­gle area, or mul­ti­ple ar­eas. The in­abil­ity to sweat can cause over­heat­ing, which can lead to heat ex­haus­tion or even heat stroke. Hypohidrosis isn’t pre­ventable, but suf­fer­ers can take steps to avoid se­ri­ous ill­nesses re­lated to over­heat­ing, such as wear­ing loose cloth­ing, stay­ing in­side in the hottest hours of the day and not overex­ert­ing in the heat.

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