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lack of sweat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 19, 2010
  • 07:05 PM

What could cause someone to not sweat much, overheat easily, and get dehydrated easily?

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  • When you're dehydrated so you can not sweat much. Do you have any others Symptoms? How many liters of fluid per day do you drink?
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  • When you're dehydrated so you can not sweat much. Do you have any others Symptoms? How many liters of fluid per day do you drink?The other symptoms are fatigue and poor appetite, the poor appetite is probably a result from all the water that I drink. I would say I drink at least 3 gallons of water a day, but I still get dehydration symptoms and am thirsty. I literally cannot be without water. It is particularly bad in the morning even though I get up in the middle of the night to drink water. They ruled out diabetes. But it seems my body has no way of cooling itself off, so I always get flushed and weak when it is hot. Of course, no one takes this seriously and the response I get is "lack of sweating and poor appetite, your lucky".but thanks for the response. I did not realize that about not being able to sweat much when dehydrated, so that basically brings us back to, why do I get dehydrated and overheat so easily?
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  • If you don't have any problems with blood pressure or tachycardia, you might want to try increasing your salt intake. Sodium helps retain water within the body. Again, be careful with this one, as it can negatively affect you (hr, bp, and possibly just make you more thirsty)
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  • If you don't have any problems with blood pressure or tachycardia, you might want to try increasing your salt intake. Sodium helps retain water within the body. Again, be careful with this one, as it can negatively affect you (hr, bp, and possibly just make you more thirsty)I did try that after you suggested it. I don't have any other health issues and am generally in good health. I think it helped a bit. I generally already use a lot of salt, but i did try having a salt bagel in the AM and things like that. While it did definitely make me more thirsty, and I still couldn't break a sweat when I worked out(everyone else was sweating like a pig but me) I did find myself more hungry throughout the day. Normally I have to force feed myself things like a peanut butter sandwich or cereal. And there are times I can't even eat a whole peanut butter sandwich! I also found I felt less weak when dealing with heat, but still unable to really break a sweat.
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