What Causes Sweating When Eating?

Sweating is the most common symptom of indigestion. It occurs when food is either not digested or partially digested, and bacterial fermentation of this partly-digested material takes place in the stomach. The resultant gas causes discomfort to your body by irritating its mucous membrane linings (papillae). This results in increased perspiration (sweat) on the forehead and face as well as moist glabrous skin that feels clammy.

Other symptoms include abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea/vomiting, heartburn and back pain. When food remains undigested for a prolonged period of time it can become trapped in your oesophagus causing further irritation with subsequent vomiting resulting from an increase in pressure within the oesophagus due to air being produced during swallowing – what many people refer to as “heartburn”.

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