You sweat at the gym. And when you are under pressure. And in the morning. And 10 minutes after you take a shower.
It is annoying. At times, a tad embarrassing. The term is called diaphoresis and it means in simple terms, you sweat buckets. Is this healthy, a problem or just plain “neutral?”
In actuality, it is healthy. In fact, very, very healthy.
Studies performed on subjects with diaphoresis noted that the more active a person is, the greater frequency they will sweat. It is obvious such is the case during activity but even when a person is not moving (as in running, weight training, judo or any kind of activity), the active person will sweat more, often much more versus a sedentary person.
Granted there are (usually obvious) instances when excessive perspiration can indicate problems. For example, waking up to soaked sheets can be an indicator of hormonal imbalance (almost exclusive to females) or lung disease. Spontaneous sweating occurs with viral infections. Body temperature changes correlate with thyroid imbalances. These are a couple of examples.
Each organ has a fluid associated with it and sweat is considered the “fluid of the heart.” It is also Nature’s great detox plan, flushing toxins, chemicals and poisons from the system. There is nothing healthier than this – no herb, no sauna, no “detox cleansing” program of any sort.
One caveat here. For those who have a tendency to perspire a great amount, be sure to replenish with potassium, sodium and trace minerals. For more details about dosages, specific times, brands etc., join Dr. Orman’s Wellness School. This is one of the many useful topics we cover.