Patient discussion about sweat
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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.
|A||simple energy calculation will do- when our cells work they create energy. most of that energy transforms to other types we use in all sort of ways. but some of it is "wasted" as heat (although some of the time we use it to maintain regular body heat). when our temperature rises it creates an interference with our protein's function, this could be dangerous- so our body rises the blood flow to the skin and causes sweating. the sweat get's the heat energy from the skin and vaporizes thus reducing the temperature.|
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?
|A||look, this is something you just won't be able to do on your own. as far as i know there isn't any OTC test for diabetes. and even if there is , if you are diabetic - you'll have to see a Dr. and do the test any way, if you are not diabetic- you'll have to see a Dr. and see what the hell do you have. don't neglect your health...|
Q. does flaxseed work for hot flashes.is there anything else that helps?
going though menopause without hormones.
|A1||There have been some researches lately to see if flaxseed does indeed help with hot flashes. flaxseed was studied because it is a phytoestrogen (plant-based estrogen source). Flaxseed contains lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. The research found that it helped some of the women. You need to crush the flaxseed before you eat it in order to get all the oil out of it. You can try it, it is good for you anyway.|
|A2||No flaxseeds does not work. But I have found something that does work.|
Remifemin (estrogen free) the box said to take two a day. I only take one a day apon waking up. It took a week for pills to stop the hot flashes and night sweats, Give it a try.
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