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Excessive Sweating During Pregnancy

Excessive sweating is a process caused by the sweat glands of the skin. During this process, salty fluid is secreted to regulate body temperature when you feel too warm.

excessive sweating during pregnancy

Excessive sweating is a process caused by the sweat glands of the skin. During this process, salty fluid is secreted to regulate body temperature when you feel too warm.

Excessive sweating during pregnancy is a natural phenomenon. In a humid climate, sweating moderately during pregnancy can hardly call attention. Therefore, a slight sweating in pregnant women can never be a major cause for concern.

 

However, if the abnormal sweating occurs during pregnancy, it can be a cause of great concern. This usually occurs in the first and third quarters, when pregnant mothers go through extreme hormonal changes. During the whole period of pregnancy, women are naturally bound to feel warm. Sweat for it is the natural way to keep their bodies cool.

Excessive sweating during pregnancy symptoms

 

Excessive sweating is in itself a major symptom of the disease. In pregnant women, the armpits, genitals and perianal tend to sweat a lot that emits a foul odor. This happens because the apocrine glands responsible for the production of odors slow their duties.

 

On the other hand, eccrine glands scattered on the chest, back and face accelerate their functions as they get active in the regulation of body temperature during pregnancy symptoms.

 

What causes excessive sweating during pregnancy?

excessive sweatingDuring pregnancy, blood flow to the skin increases to make the female waits feels warmer. For this, the sweat glands of the body produce more sweat for temperature regulation of the body to relax and keep cool.

 

In addition to this, the level of progesterone in pregnant women are still high. It leads to increased blood flow causes the capillaries of the skin to grow more to allow pregnant women to feel warmer.

 

During pregnancy, women are constantly required to carry the weight of the child. The ongoing effort puts the body under stress, which makes her hot and naturally resulting in more sweat.

 

 

Although rare, excessive sweating in pregnant women can also be caused by hyperthyroidism or an infection. If a problem occurs, the cause must be identified and treated.

 

Home remedies for excessive sweating during pregnancy

The best way to deal with sweating during pregnancy is to keep your body hydrated. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Frequent sips of fruit juice can also help you regain the energy lost due to excessive sweating. To prevent excessive sweating, be sure to stay in a room with air conditioning especially during the day.

 

You can also reduce the chances of excessive sweating by bathing in cooler water and wear light clothing. Avoid spicy foods and hot drinks can also help a lot in this regard. Always sleep on a towel because it would allow excess sweat to get absorbed while you are asleep.

 

If you are not sitting in a room with air conditioning, use alternative methods, such as an electric fan or portable fan to evaporate sweat and cool off your skin.

 

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