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Is Caffeine The Cause To Your Excessive Sweating?

And, the answer is YES!

And, the caffeine found in coffee and tea is still a drug and can make you sweat by increasing the stimuli of the central nervous system.

In fact, the more caffeine you drink, the more you are to perspire. If abnormal sweating is a problem for you, reducing the intake of caffeine could help reduce the amount of sweat you produce. Like:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soft Drinks (Caffeinated) 
  • Certain over the counter meds like cough syrups and Excedrin
  • Weight Loss Supplements

But according to researchers, you keep your intake of caffeine below 400 mg a day.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pill/S02786915173017091

There are some exceptions but for now, let’s compare the science:

Caffeine

This chemical is a stimulant of psychoactive drugs. It increases alertness and changes the way your brain and body function via the central nervous system. It really targets the cardiovascular system by elevating heart rate and boosting stress hormone production.

Eccrine Glands and Apocrine Glands

Eccrine glands regulate body temperature and are found in virtually every square inch of your skin. They are mainly around the forehead, palms, and soles of your feet. This type of sweat is 98% water and does not cause much body odor.

Apocrine sweat glands produce most of the stress related sweat, and they’re found in the armpits, groin, nipple areas and the eyelids

 

So why does caffeine make you sweat? Good Question.

If you drink tea or coffee in excess and you’re wondering why you sweat so much-probably the caffeine is your culprit.

There are over five million sweat glands spread across the skin. The major function of this is to keep the skin cool. When you’re stressed, it signals the nervous system to act, ie, sweat and then add caffeine, it increases the effect, and excessive sweating is your outcome.

coffee

Does Coffee make you sweat?

Coffee is the most common source of caffeine in this country. If you drink enough of it, you’re going to sweat. And there are other side effects from high doses of coffee, such as anxiety, dehydration, and dizziness. So, the goal is two or less 5 oz cups a coffee in a six-hour period.

Will Decaf coffee make you sweat?

People drink coffee for the pick me up or energy boost, others drink it cause they like the taste. The decaf does help reduce the amount of caffeine which will help reduce the amount of sweat caused by the caffeine. But decaf does not mean no caffeine. Each 5oz. cup of coffee still has appx. 3 mg. of caffeine and some brands as much as 7 mg. Check the label.

Do energy drinks make you sweat?

Caffeine and sugar are a double hit to the nervous system and increase the risk of sweating,  and as it turns out, energy drinks have too much of both. Although most brands have reduced the amount of caffeine, the average energy drink still contains the same amount of caffeine as two cups of coffee.

Does Chocolate make you sweat?

Cocoa beans are related to coffee beans and yes, they contain caffeine too. There are about 4 milligrams of caffeine in 5 ounces of hot chocolate and the same for chocolate candy.

How much caffeine can you intake without sweating?

Studies have shown drinking less than 6 mg per kg of bodyweight will help reduce the side effects (sweating) like poor calcium absorption and male infertility. If you are pregnant, the caffeine drops to 4 mg per kg. If you know you are sensitive to caffeine, avoiding caffeine is a must (sorry).

Side effects of caffeine overload:

Irregular heartbeat, vomiting, rapid heart rate (very common), diarrhea, dizziness, alertness issues and dehydration. Of course-sweating.

Hyperhidrosis: Signs and symptoms

We all know, everyone sweats, but if you sweat even when you do not need to cool down, the issue may be hyperhidrosis. According to a report in the archives of Dermatology, issues with hyperhidrosis can cause several common symptoms: visible sweating, sweating that interferes with daily tasks, night sweats, frequent skin infections like Athlete’s Foot and wetness in the groin, hands, feet and underarms.

Hyperhidrosis can cause many issues that are everyday tasks, like turning door knobs or gripping the steering wheel. Additionally, your dermatologist or pharmacist can recommend treatments like prescription or anticholinergics: a class of medication that affects the nerves that cause the sweating. There is another option, this is where your pharmacist comes in. There are strong antiperspirants out there. They all claim to be the strongest, so check the label and compare. In our research, we found the strongest to be Monray Antiperspirant. Found at: www.monrayantiperspirant.com

This product has a very low side effect profile which makes it very tolerable.

However, if sweating only occurs when you drink a lot of caffeine, staying dry may be a s simple as cutting back on caffeinated drinks.

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