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Hi, My girlfriend doesnt sweat, or very little and as a consequence

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Hi, My girlfriend doesn't sweat, or very little and as a consequence she cannot cool herself down and is constantly hot. would there possibly be a reason for this and can she do anything about it
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Does she drink enough water?
Is she passing concentrated urine?

Dr.Dev

MD FCCS

Critical Care physician


Customer: replied 7 years ago.

she is almose drinking enough water i think

she is 57 kilo's how many litres should she drink in a day? I have been telling her she needs to drink about 2 litres or just over.

 

Not quite sure what you mean when you say concentrated urine

 

Hypohidrosis ( inability to sweat) can result from many factors-

Certain medications like antidepressants and anticholinergics decrease sweating-
Vitamin B deficiency, diabetes, alcoholism all contribute to this condition.

Sometimes ints a genetically inherited trait - like Ectodermal dysplasia. nothing much can be done in this condition .
Anhidrosis can dangerously limit your ability to keep cool. In such instances it's important to take steps to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration.

You should visit the physician to rule out ectodermal dysplasia, and formulate a treatment plan.


Dr.Dev

MD FCCS

Critical Care physician

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

is there certain drinks, or foods that are helpfull to stay hydrated or any that is best to hydrate the body

 

Watermelons, cucumbar, tomatoes.
Soda , lemonades., coconut milk .They all replenish water.
Avoid alcohol , coffee.

Dr.Dev

MD FCCS

Critical Care physician

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

she urinates pretty much every hour, would this relate to any of the conditions you have mentioned?

 

good urination is actually a healthy sign.
need nt worry on that.

Dr.Dev

MD FCCS

Critical Care physician

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

so just 1 last thing, how much water consumption is adequate for a 57 kilo female

Divide your weight (in kilograms) by 30

so ideally 57 kilos would need at least 1.9 liters per day.

You shouldn't drink too much water while eating as it dilutes your stomach acid and can cause digestion problems. Don t drink water 15 minutes before and after any solid food.

Hope this helps?

Dr.Dev

MD FCCS

Critical Care physician

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