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  Sweating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweating (also called perspiration or sometimes transpiration) is the loss of a watery fluid, consisting mainly of sodium chloride (commonly known as salt) and urea in solution, that is secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.
Sweating is increased by nervousness and nausea and decreased by cold.
The sweat glands are controlled by sympathetic cholinergic nerves which are controlled by a centre in the hypothalamus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweating   (553 words)

  
 Sweating.net: Information on sweat glands, perspiration, excessive sweating, deficiency, deodorants and antiperspirants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Perspiration or sweating is the body's way to deal with the heat generated from exercise or heat in the environment.
Sweat glands are simple coiled glands found in the skin in two forms.
Sweat glands are most numerous on the palms and soles of the feet.
www.sweating.net   (893 words)

  
 Sweating
Of course, we all sweat more when we are hot or anxious, but excessive sweating may be partly caused by genes – one in three sufferers says that others in their family have the same problem.
Sweating, accompanying hot flushes, is common in women at the menopause.
Sweat is not smelly itself (except the pheromones, which are so subtle that we are not consciously aware of smelling them), but quickly becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.
www.embarrassingproblems.co.uk /sweating.htm   (591 words)

  
 Sweating, hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating, hyperhydrosis
Excessive sweating and perspiration may continue throughout the patient's life or it may be temporary.
Sweating, excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis of the armpits is the most treatable form of excessive sweatng to be treated with Maxim® or Maxim® Sensitive.
This is because the armpits contain apocrine sweat glands, which are located near the surface of the skin.
www.maximsensitive.com /endocrine_system.htm   (422 words)

  
 Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Sweating is a natural phaenomenon necessary for the regulation of an individual's body-temperature.
Sweat pouring down from the forehead in conditions of stress can be very distressful, inducing the patient to think that others may consider him/her nervous and insecure.
In those few cases who suffer from profuse sweating on the trunk (but not the extremities), a low dose of anticholinergic agent can slightly alleviate the symptoms without rendering life unsupportable from side-effects (dry mouth, accomodation difficulties of the eyes, etc), but a dosage necessary to normalize the amount of sweating will rarely be tolerated.
www.parsec.it /summit/hyper1e.htm   (1244 words)

  
 Jigsaw Health
Sweat is one method the body uses to detoxify itself of toxins.
Although 99% of the sweat is water, the other 1% is waste products that would have otherwise taken 24 hours to be removed, if at all, by the kidneys.
After sweating, whether from a sauna or exercise, the body’s temperature and functions will gradually return to their normal state.
www.jigsawhealth.com /sweat.aspx   (586 words)

  
 Animal and Human Sweating
The specificity of these types of sweating is not only associated with their innervation--that is, their relationship to the central nervous system--but also their location on the skin surface; briefly the situation is as follows: thermoregulatory sweat glands are distributed over the whole body surface except in a few restricted areas.
The reason for believing this is that the sweat glands of horses, for example, are apocrine in nature, i.e., similar to the glands in the human axillae and are anatomically part of the sympathetic nervous system which, it may be remembered, does not provide for body cooling.
The sweating of horses is an exceptional circumstance, since it results from their being driven against their natural inclination to a level of exercise which they would otherwise most certainly avoid.
custance.org /old/flood/5ch1.html   (3123 words)

  
 Excessive sweating - healing with herbs, vitamins and minerals.
It is normal to sweat more during a fever, in hot weather and during exercise, as a means to regulate body temperature.
Sweating is a healthy reaction of the body to rid itself of toxins.
If sweating is due to anxiety, drink a calming tea of peppermint, lemon balm and fennel seeds before going to bed.
www.herbs2000.com /disorders/sweating.htm   (583 words)

  
 Excessive sweating
Although no good epidemiological data on the incidence of localised excessive sweating exists, it seems to be common in adolescence and may persist in a subset of people throughout their life.
In hyperhidrosis of the arm pits the sweat glands are removed, either on their own, or by liposuction, which also removes the superficial fatty tissue that contains the sweat glands.
The lungs are collapsed by pumping in carbon dioxide and the sympathetic nerve-nodes, which transmit the nervous signals to the sweat-glands in the upper limb and the face, are destroyed.
www.nottingham.ac.uk /~muzd/protocols/proto20sweating.htm   (850 words)

  
 Profuse Sweating from Forehead
I sweat when it's a bit warm at my desk at work, when I'm under pressure/nervous or when my physical activity increases the tiniest bit.
It is possible that the sweating has nothing to do with the medication.
It's surprising though sometimes I'll be in a situation where I'm nervous and temperature conditions aren't perfect and I won't sweat at all.
www.medhelp.org /forums/FamilyPractice/messages/65.html   (806 words)

  
 What's Sweat?
Sweat is also known as perspiration (say: per-spuh-ray-shun), and it is made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals like ammonia (say: uh-mow-nyuh), urea (say: you-ree-uh), salts, and sugar.
When the sweat hits the air, the air makes it evaporate (this means it turns from a liquid to a vapor).
Sweat is a great cooling system, but if you're sweating a lot on a hot day or after playing hard you could be losing too much water through your skin.
kidshealth.org /kid/talk/yucky/sweat.html   (465 words)

  
 Sauna & Health: Sweat Bathing and the Body
The further effects of sweat bathing and the body are discussed in the appendix: sports, women (menstruation, pregnancy, menopause), arthritis, rheumatism, sleep, hangover, weight reduction, children and precautions.
Sweat, because of its indirect association with fire, was sometimes connected with the creation of humankind.
The sweat bath prepared bathers for the rituals that attended birth, adulthood, marriage and death rites of passage; times when awe of the unknown was highest.
www.cyberbohemia.com /Pages/saunahealth.htm   (3769 words)

  
 Sweat Glands | Puberty | Hand | Foot | Underarm | Teen | Deodorant | Doctor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sweating is totally normal and everyone has to deal with this smelly bodily function.
Sweat glands are long, coiled tubes of cells found in the skin and there are two types of these glands.
Sweat is how your body gets rid of excess body heat from your working muscles - like when you sweat up a storm in P.E class after a hard work-out.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1538.htm   (449 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Sweating
Sweat, also called perspiration, is a salty liquid produced by the sweat glands. Sweating is an essential function that helps the body stay cool. Sweat is commonly found under the arms, on the feet, and on the palms of the hands.
Sweating is accompanied or followed by chest pain or pressure.
Sweating is accompanied by weight loss or most often occurs during sleep.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003218.htm   (394 words)

  
 Sweating Prompts Heart Attack Care
Patients with the shortest delays in seeking treatment had the most symptoms and were more likely to have chest and upper extremity pain, indigestion, nausea, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, weakness, and fatigue, she explains.
The youngest group - mean age 60 - were the most likely to sweat and also had the shortest delay, arriving at the hospital in three hours.
Sweating does occur, he says, due to activation of the symptomatic nervous system with a "fight or flight" response.
www.webmd.com /content/Article/115/111630.htm   (664 words)

  
 Hyperhidrosis or sweating stopped by Drionic
Sweating is emotionally stimulated and often of hereditary origin.
In the workplace, hyperhidrosis leads to ruined papers for the sweating hands of secretaries and rusted parts for the excessively sweating machinist.
For the sports participant, sweating hands cause the loss of a ball or bat, or friction foot blisters caused by excessive sweating.
www.drionic.com   (227 words)

  
 Excessive Sweating, Hyperhidrosis - Health Information from Redding Dermatology Medical Group
A new treatment for excessive sweating, which is very effective and long lasting, is currently under FDA evaluation and is available from many dermatologists as an off-label treatment.
In the rare patient, who has socially or occupationally devastating excessive sweating of the palms, and fails to respond to local measures, a special surgery can be performed in which the nerves that control the sweating of the palms are cut.
In summary, it is reasonable to consider treatment of excessive sweating of the under arms, palms or soles, particularly when the problem becomes occupationally or socially disturbing.
www.reddingdermatology.com /sweating.htm   (629 words)

  
 SWEATING
Gabe Mirkin, M.D. Excessive sweating can be a sign of infection, stress or a decline in sex hormones, or it can be normal for you.
At the menopause, women lose most of their estrogen and when their temperatures rise, they sweat, even if the change is from below normal to normal.
Many cases of excessive sweating can be controlled by applying products such as Drysol (20 percent aluminum chloride in alcohol) on your armpits and wrapping plastic wrap over them before you go to sleep If your armpits itch or burn, remove the plastic and wash the area with soap and water.
www.drmirkin.com /morehealth/G168.htm   (555 words)

  
 Excessive sweating
Excessive sweating or as its known in medical literature as hyperhidrosis is a clinical condition where parts of the body are sweating beyond what the body needs.
The good news is, there are several different ways to combat excessive sweating with varying levels of effectiveness depending on the severity of the excessive sweating problem.
The very basic explanation for excessive sweating is that a segment of the sympathetic nervous system is responsible for this presentation.
www.excessive-sweating.net   (392 words)

  
 ACS :: Sweating
Sweating is heavy perspiration, sometimes occurring at night, or even when the room is not hot.
Such sweating is common when a fever breaks.
Sometimes no fever is detected, only the sweating that goes along with a drop or break in fever.
www.cancer.org /docroot/mbc/content/mbc_2_3x_sweating.asp   (250 words)

  
 Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). DermNet NZ
The eccrine sweat glands produce a weak salt solution and are most numerous on the palms (with about 700 glands per square centimetre).
Overactive sweat glands may also be removed by tumescent liposuction or subcutaneous curettage.
Surgery to remove the sweat gland-bearing skin of the armpits is a major procedure usually requiring skin grafts.
www.dermnetnz.org /dna.hyperhidrosis/hyper.html   (774 words)

  
 Hyperhidrosis, Excessive Sweating
Excess sweating that affects areas other than the armpits and palms may a sign of serious problems.
Repeat the treatment nightly until the sweating is under control.
It will cause some increased sweating on other parts of the body, but most patients don't seem to be bothered by this.
www.aocd.org /skin/dermatologic_diseases/hyperhidrosis.html   (542 words)

  
 Treatment of Hyperhidrosis in India ( ETS )
Unlike sweating on the remainder of the body, sweating on the palms and feet is controlled solely by the cerebral cortex and is responsive to emotional stimuli rather than to temperature stimuli.
Complications are possible with this endoscopic treatment option; these include compensatory sweating (induction of sweating in previously unaffected areas of the body), gustatory sweating, pneumothorax, intercostal neuralgia, Horner syndrome (in case of T1 surgery), recurrence of hyperhidrosis (due to left behind nerve of Kuntz or aberrant nerves), and the sequelae of general anesthetic use.
This is effective in eliminating sweating of the hands and underarms in approximately 96% of patients who have this procedure and leads to a marked reduction in severe postoperative compensatory sweating which occurs during the standard T2 or T2-T3 sympathectomy.
www.angelfire.com /ar/laparoscopy/Hyperhidrosis.html   (3095 words)

  
 Dr. Alon Pnini, Specializing in the cure for excessive armpit sweating.
The presence of axillary (armpit) sweat and odor is normal in all people past puberty.
These can be distressing problems, with unpleasant sweat and smell and sometimes causing an accompanying social handicap for people who suffer from it.
For those who suffer from excessive sweating of the hands, face, and feet, also known as hyperhidrosis we recommend you visit the Center For Hyperhidrosis.
www.sweaty-armpit.com   (428 words)

  
 Sweating and body odor
But how much you sweat and even the way your sweat smells can be influenced by your mood, certain foods and beverages, some drugs and medical conditions, and even by your hormone levels.
When you're under emotional stress, the wall of the tubule contracts and the sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down.
That unmistakable foot smell, which occurs when sweat and bacteria mix, may or may not occur along with athlete's foot — a fungal infection that usually begins between your toes and causes your skin to itch, burn and crack.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00305.html   (3010 words)

  
 Why Do I Sweat So Much?
At the same time, glands in your armpits and groin and on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet produce oilier sweat, which has an adult odor.
Sweating plays an important role in the body because it helps maintain body temperature by cooling you down.
When you're hot and you sweat, that moisture evaporates and cools you off a bit.
kidshealth.org /teen/question/hygiene/sweat.html   (323 words)

  
 Sweating.ie - Sweating Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating far beyond what the body needs to do normally to control our body temperature.
Natural fibres like cotton are cool but they absorb sweat and can stay damp once they get wet; some synthetic fibres are warm but they draw sweat away from the body and feel dry.
It can be used for hand sweating, but it is very painful to use there, and could possibly affect the muscles of the hand.
www.sweating.ie /faq.htm   (996 words)

  
 Treatment of Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of hands, foot & underarm sweating.
Palmar hyperhidrosis or sweaty palms is the most common form of hyperhidrosis, causing excessive sweating of the hands.
Sweating is often uncontrollable, embarrassing and not anticipated.
Normal sweating is needed for thermal regulation however in people suffering from hyperhidrosis, sweating exceeds the bodys need for physiological thermal regulation.
www.hyperhidrosis.org   (328 words)

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