What is Anhidrosis?
Anhidrosis is the inability to sweat in response to heat.
People with anhidrosis have a dangerous inability to tolerate heat. In situations where the weather is dry and hot, the inability to sweat can be life threatening. Anhidrosis can be life threatening because the body will overheat. If the lack of sweating is localized, it is usually not as dangerous.
Anhidrosis may go unrecognized until a substantial amount of heat or exertion fails to cause sweating.
Anhidrosis is also referred to as decreased sweating.
What Causes Anhidrosis?
Some common causes of anhidrosis are:
Complications of Anhidrosis
Can Anhidrosis be Treated?
Yes. Treatment involves finding and treating the cause. If the medication is causing anhidrosis, the medication should be changed. It is also important to take steps to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration.
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