Why don't I sweat?

Commented on April 12, 2014
Created April 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Quick search of 'sweating' on paleohacks and I see lots of complaints about excessive sweating. Well, I have the exact opposite: I never sweat. This is something that's been going on with me since I can remember. As a child I once remember almost blacking out because of how hot I got during P.E. under the tropical sun. Going paleo didn't solve this for me, though now I sweat a bit more on my back and thighs but it really isn't enough. My face still goes bright pink when I work out hard. Kinda makes me jealous of my Chronic cardio mother who gets drenched in her own sweat every morning.

tl;dr: I've never sweat, and I still don't. Is this a problem? Is there a way to change this?



on April 12, 2014
at 12:37 AM

going by the info/details/history you have detailed, i would concur with CDone in your case...& go discuss with a doctor



on April 11, 2014
at 03:07 PM

Anhidrosis is a serious medical condition. You need to see a doctor and get a clinical diagnosis of the underlying condition.

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on April 11, 2014
at 05:23 PM

Maybe you need more salt, potassium, and other stuff you lose through sweat. Maybe your body is conserving these things and will sweat more if you have more water and electrolytes... Ever track your nutrients?

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on April 11, 2014
at 04:14 PM

You say you sweat a bit more on back & thighs, then you say you never sweat. Which is it?

You are probably sweating but just don't realize it because it is a small amount. Some people just don't sweat much.

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