What Causes Sweating Blood?

Sweating blood is a normal part of your body’s metabolism. Sweating can help keep you cool, and it helps regulate the body temperature. In some people, however, sweating causes a problem called hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The most common symptom of hyperhidrosis is excessive underarm perspiration that may lead to odor or stains on clothing. Underarm perspiration that occurs in other areas such as face, hands, feet or groin may be related to another medical condition rather than excessive sweating. Excessively sweaty palms are not related to abnormal hormone levels but instead occur from repeated hand washing which disrupts the skin barrier function” ~[1]

Hyperhydrosis affects about 1 percent of the population and is especially prevalent in: children; young adults; women during pregnancy and menopause; and those with multiple sclerosis or disorders affecting sweat glands.[2] The risk for hyperhidrosis increases after puberty unless treated.[3] Other factors associated with increased rates include obesity,[4][5] oral contraceptive use,[6][7] thyroid disease,[8], family history,[9], anxiety disorder[10], nervous system damage resulting from spinal cord injury[11], medications such as low-dose aspirin therapy,[12] long-term alcohol consumption ,[13](alcoholism) , diabetes mellitus type 2 disease [14][15][16(diabetes),17(diabetic neuropathy),18]; Parkinson’s Disease (PD)[19];

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