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Related to sweating: sweating sickness, Excessive sweating
See also: sweat.
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating
See also: sweat (1).
See also: sweat (1). Synonym(s): sudor
sweating/sweat·ing/ perspiration; the functional secretion of sweat.
Synonym(s): diaphoresis, sudation, sweating.
See also: sweat (2) , sweat (1)
sweatingsecretion from the sweat glands in the skin: a major factor in the control of body temperature. Sweating is stimulated by the sympathetic nervous system and that in turn by the hypothalamus, in response to a rise in blood temperature. Corrective heat loss by evaporation of sweat is effective except in excessively humid conditions. Both salt (typically about 2.6 g.L-1) and water are lost in the sweat, but at a moderate sweating rate water loss is proportionately greater because sodium is reabsorbed in passage through the sweat ducts. Sweat loss can be as much as 4 litres per hour in heavy exercise in the heat, and more sodium per litre escapes reabsorption at higher flow rates: hence the need to replace both water and salt. See also electrolyte balance, hydration status, sodium, sports drinks.
Patient discussion about sweating
Q. why do we sweat? I don't mean to ask that we sweat when we do physicall activity or are stressed. My question is, why does the body sweat.
Q. can I locate an otc test for diabeties 2? I'm 60 overweight. don't urinate freq but starting sweating excessiv I do have swelling in my legs and ankles which is new along with the sweating.Sweating occurs at odd times, not with exercise or movement. I just start sweating. No excessive thirst either. Any suggestions? Insurance is a problem. I'm a small business owner. I have to open and close shop. Long lines at the county hospital are for people with time. I just don't have any. I'm beginning to understand why people go out in different ways. thanks any otc advise would be great or maybe a preventive diabetics diet suggestion?
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