Anhidrosis

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What is anhidrosis?

Anhidrosis is a condition in which there is an abnormal lack of sweating in response to heat. the inability to sweat normally can lead to life-threatening overheating of the body.

Common symptoms reported by people with anhidrosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with anhidrosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anhidrosis (1)

Data from patients with anhidrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with anhidrosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea sweating 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive dry mouth urinary retention
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anhidrosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with anhidrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has anhidrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 6
40s 4
50s 2
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 12

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 5

These charts show data from anhidrosis patients who have completed their condition history
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