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What if you sweat glands dont work, or you dont sweat.

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What if you sweat glands don't work, or you don't sweat.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
Any medications? any other medical problems?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no medications
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
well, if you feel that you cannot sweat, this is a significant issue. Because you can overheat and suffer a heat stroke. Usually it is caused by medication or there a problem with the autonomic system:

Some common causes of anhidrosis are:

neurologic disorders such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
congenital disorders including as ectodermal dysplasia
drugs and medications
hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia
autonomic neuropathy
infections of sweat glands
trauma to sweat glands
excessive dehydration

The different causes are quite different in terms of treatment so it is important that you see your doctor for diagnosis..

warm regards