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clothes are sopping. My concern...
I sweat so much when working outside my boots fill, my clothes are sopping. My concern is the in ability to remain hydrated and the inability to protect my feet with proper work boots and socks. I am forced to wear polyester shirts and shorts, and coverd toe sandles. I am a landscaper. Hydration can require 3-4 gallons of water in 14 hours of work. I keep track of my weight loss and have lost as much as 15 pounds in 8 hours. Even with fluid intake. I am now 50 and the recovery time is getting longer. My question is: Is my body exibiting a conditiond response or does the body really require this level of sweatting. My coworkers are like camels, I cannot meet with a customer during the work day because of the sopping cloths.
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Doctor: Dr. B., Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No testing beyond normal blood work. All systems work well. I am confused as to how much sweat leaves my body. In 45 minutes working in the heat on concrete, the ground around me os soaked. My work is like exercising, lifting, pushing, exposure to heat, etc.
Doctor: Dr. B., Doctor replied 8 years ago
Dear Parrish,

I am sorry to know about your excessive perspiration(sweating).

Based on what you mentioned,I will advise that you see a physician who can do a physical exam,serum TSH as increase thyroid levels may lead to similar increased sweating as you described.
There is also a possibility that your symptoms could be benign of no signficance,as every person has different number of sweat glands and different response to changes in temperaure,but to come to this diagnosis,we have to rule out other possibilities first.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Dr.

I think I would like to seek another answer. Respectfully, ***** ***** a sports medicine or exercise physiologist would help me more.

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Doctor: Dr. B., Doctor replied 8 years ago
No issues parrish,

I am aware of a sports medicine doctor on this website Dr Pophalia,let me refer this question to him,

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Relist: Not specialized in exercise physiology..
Not specialized in exercise physiology.
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