MEDICAL TERM OF THE WEEK: HYPOHIDROSIS
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.