Sweating is the natural mechanism of the body to regulate its temperature.
Sweating is the natural mechanism of the body to regulate its temperature. However, if unusual and excessive sweating occurs for no apparent reason, then it may be a reason for concern.
Diaphoresis or excessive sweating is a medical condition. In this condition, you sweat profusely due to any underlying medical conditions. It may be commonly associated with shock and other medical emergencies. It may be observed as excessive sweating even in conditions when:
- The room temperature is comfortable or mild.
- You are not anxious.
- You do not have a fever.
- You are relaxing or doing a comfortable task, such as watching a movie.
Once the causes are ruled out, then it is more precisely referred to as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is a problem caused due to malfunctioning of the nervous system or overactive sweat glands. Diaphoresis is also known as secondary hyperhidrosis because it is a symptom of an underlying disorder.
Medically Reviewed on 3/26/2021
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