Learn to sweat too? TCM teaches you 9 kinds of abnormal sweating

  Summer is here, and the temperature rises day by day, we start to sweat, especially fat people, sweating at every turn. Many people say that sweating is a good thing and it can detoxify, and some people say that sweating is a manifestation of “virtual”. How do you understand this problem that everyone encounters?

   Chinese medicine believes that sweat is the fluid of the heart, and the body fluid, with the promotion of Yang Qi and the steaming of Yang Qi, comes out of the body to produce sweat. “Suwen·Another Theory of Yin and Yang” says: “Yang is added to Yin. Khan.” That’s what it means. Normal sweating is a physiological phenomenon of the human body, which is an adaptive response of humans. For example, in hot weather, over-dressing, drinking hot soup, emotional agitation, working and running, etc., the amount of sweating increases than normal, but sweating The amount is generally not too much, mostly temporary. If the influence of the above-mentioned external environmental factors is excluded, those who sweat more than normal on the head, face, neck, chest, limbs, and body are abnormal sweating, which is called “sweat syndrome.”

   Here are a few examples of abnormal sweating, so that everyone can better understand:

  1. Spontaneous sweating: No matter whether you are active in the morning or in the evening, or whether you are active or not, you will sweat from time to time, especially when you are active. It is not obvious after a rest.

  2. Night sweats: Sweat when you are asleep, and stop sweating when you wake up. After waking up, you often find that your skin is moist and sweaty, or your sheets and clothes are sweaty.

  3. Yellow sweat: The sweat produced is yellow, which can easily stain clothes, especially in the armpits. Jaundice can be seen in patients suffering from jaundice, and can also be seen in patients without obvious jaundice.

  4. Sweat on the head: The sweating part is above the neck, mainly on the head and face, and sweat is often involuntary.

   5. Forehead sweat: No matter the temperature is high or low, only the forehead sweats.

  6. Half-body sweating: Sweating is only on one side of the body, and it is more common in patients with muscle atrophy, stroke and paraplegia. Sweating is common on the healthy side, and the non-sweating half of the body is often the site of disease.

  7. Sweat on the hands and feet: Sweat on the palms and soles of the feet often.

   8. Chest sweat: sweating on the chest.

   9. Yin sweat: wet sweat is often present in the anterior vagina, and the inner part of the thigh is also wet in severe cases.

   Sweat syndrome is an abnormal sweat excretion caused by the body’s yin and yang imbalance and abnormal opening and closing functions of the muscle surface. The cause is mostly physical weakness and cold infection, weak body after recovery from serious illness, excessive thoughts and worries, bad mood, preference for eating Spicy food, etc., when the symptoms are severe, it may disturb our daily life.

   Then for abnormal sweating, we have the following suggestions:

  1. Strengthen exercise, strengthen physical fitness, eat less spicy food, do not drink alcohol, increase the amount of high-protein food to increase immunity, avoid excessive thinking, maintain a happy mood, and pay attention to the combination of work and rest.

  2. Bedding, planking, pajamas, etc. should be removed and washed frequently or aired, kept dry, and bathed frequently to reduce the irritation of sweat to the skin. After sweating, you should wipe off your sweat in time and change your underwear to avoid catching a cold.

  3. Individuals have different physiques, and the causes of sweating are also different. You must not blindly compare them, and you should not be confined to the saying that “spontaneous sweats are yang deficiency, and night sweats are yin deficiency.” It’s good for people to administer medicine and for people to eat.

  4. Hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hypoglycemia, acromegaly, pheochromocytoma and other diseases can cause secondary hyperhidrosis. See a doctor in time to treat the cause of the disease, and the effect is better.

  This article is scientifically checked by Wu Yanxia, ​​director of the Department of Geriatrics, Wuhan First Hospital.

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