Kati, 42, suddenly noticed in the spring that the deodorant was constantly cheating.

- I didn't stink so much, but my armpits were wet. It looked and felt boring, Kati says.

He thought changing the deodorant brand could help, but the problem just went on. Even if Kat hadn’t been particularly hot, her armpits got mysterious.

When she was young, Kati had suffered from the same problem and had gone through “even the strongest poisoning in the pharmacy”.

- At that time, I even tried gluing some of the tips I bongaized to the inside of the shirt under the armpits with panty liners to prevent sweating. I can not recommend!

Now, after a long season of dry armpits, Kati is once again facing the same problem. He has only noticed that drinking coffee accelerates sweating.

- But yes, there is sweating even without coffee.

Kati wonders what a sudden change can cause.

- Is this due to hormones? Menopause approaching, but I'm still perhaps a bit too young for them, he says.

Many possible explanations

Anna Sillanpää from Seppälääkäri, a specialist in general medicine, says that such changes in sweating are not very rare even in adulthood.

- Sweating, like any other metabolism, is in some way characteristic of a person. If it changes radically, then it is worth exploring, Sillanpää advises.

There can be many different reasons for this change. According to Sillanpää, you don't have to be very worried. Sillanpää's own site has rarely been hit by cases where it has been a disease. However, that possibility is good to rule out.

- It is especially important if you experience other symptoms in addition to sweating, such as fatigue, weight loss or arrhythmias. Then there is a higher probability that there is some disease behind it.

There is always no explanation. Even then, according to Sillanpää, one can be anxious, as long as the symptoms do not have a particularly strong odor, and certain basic studies have been done.

So what can a sweat change cause? Sillanpää said that the change may be related to at least the following issues:


"Sweating is a type of hyperthyroidism, along with weight loss, tremor and diarrhea, among others."

Stress and mental disorders

“Anything that causes stress and thus overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system can increase the amount of sweating. Illnesses such as panic disorder can be associated with sweating in stressful situations. However, in stressful situations, such as during a performance or job interview, increased sweating may occur, even if there is no illness. The increase in sweating in these cases is the result of the activation of the stress nervous system. ”

Lymphomas and leukemias

“Blood conditions are also studied as causes of sweating. Leukemia is rare, of course, but on the other hand, it is something to know. It can be ruled out by blood tests. ”

Adrenal tumors

“Adrenal tumors are among the rarer diseases that can underlie sweat changes. They secrete excess stress hormones, which increases sweating. ”

Changes in blood sugar

“Moderate sweating can be associated with changes in blood sugar. Especially in diabetics, cold sweats and tremors are the body's warning signs that your blood sugar is falling really low. ”


"Menopausal sweating is often episodic and severe, but 'hot flashes' are usually well recognized because the symptom typically begins around the age of fifty and is very common."

Changes in eating habits

“Radical dietary changes can affect sweating. It could be, for example, that you start eating more, which boosts your metabolism. Strong spices, such as chili, can also increase sweating. ”

The article was originally published in Me Women. You can read the original story here.

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