Sweating protects an organism from overheating.

The person often begins to sweat when he worries or eats spicy food. Also the excessive sweating known as a hyperhidrosis is observed. Possibly also lack of sweating (anhidrosis).

What is the sweating?

Sweating is the natural regulatory mechanism of an organism: it serves for release of excessive heat of a body, but also can be caused by emotional factors, such as nervousness or fear.

Specialists distinguish the following forms of normal sweating:

1. Temperature-controlled sweating: causes lowering of the increased body temperature (for example, at a strong heat or after physical activity).
2. Stressful sweating: the nervous excitement arising at shyness, alarm before examination, fear of a scene, anger or a fright causes in most of people perspiration, especially on palms and armpits and also on soles of legs and a forehead.
3. Flavoring sweating. Chewing of acid or spicy food and alcohol intake stimulate a metabolism and, therefore, heat generation. Generally it results in perspiration of the person (a forehead, cheeks, an upper lip) and trunks (upper body) are more rare.
4. Sweating after the use of hot food or drinks is not considered flavoring sweating in narrower sense as production of sweat is started directly not by a flavoring irritant, but heat.


Fast and strong sweating at absence or an insignificant exercise stress can be sign of the abnormal increased sweating. Strong sweating can indicate existence of a disease at night. If at you strong sweating is recommended to address the therapist of at night.

Perspiration: when to see a doctor?

If you strongly sweat and the increased perspiration arises repeatedly and irrespective of temperature, physical activity or consumption of spicy food, prevents everyday life, you should see a doctor in clinic. Perhaps, you suffer from a hyperhidrosis which it is necessary to treat medicamentally.

It is necessary to see a doctor:

1. If sudden strong sweating begins for no apparent reason.
2. If you constantly sweat at night without the reason.

Immediately call the emergency doctor:

1. Perspiration with concern and turbidity of consciousness at diabetics sudden perspiration with dizziness and a loss of consciousness if the syncope lasts more than a minute.
2. State of shock with cold then, gray and cool skin, a tremor, concern, fear, dizziness or even a loss of consciousness.

In such cases the perspiration in combination with other symptoms indicates the serious reason which it is necessary to treat very quickly!