Anhidrosis

Below you will find more information about Anhidrosis from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Anhidrosis it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Anhidrosis and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Anhidrosis comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Anhidrosis is the inability to sweat normally that can eventually lead to overheating of the body which can be very fatal. Anhidrosis can be quite difficult to diagnose and often goes unrecognized. There are a number of factors that can cause this medical condition and treatment would usually depend on the underlying cause.

Diagnosis

Doctors are likely to diagnose anhidrosis based on the signs and symptoms. Other laboraty tests can also be conducted such as the quantative sudomotor axon reflex test, silastic sweat imprint, and thermoregulatory sweat test.

Symptoms and Signs

The primary sign of anhidrosis is the inability to sweat or sweating only in patches. Sometimes the unaffected areas compensate by producing too much perspiration. Other symptoms include dizziness, muscle cramps, flushing and little or no perspiration as well as heart palpitations.

Causes

There are a number of possible causes of this medical condition such as nerve damage, skin damage, effects of certain medications, genetic factors, and dehydration.

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