Not Sweating as Much

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Sweating is the body’s way of cooling itself off. Hypohidrosis is a condition that causes a person to sweat less than usual.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Photophobia

  • Involuntary movements

  • Muscle weakness in the limbs

  • Seizure attack

  • Impossible to walk normally

  • Edema

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

Possible causes

  • Hypothyroidism

    A disorder where levels of thyroid hormone in the body are abnormally low. These hormones are needed for growth, development and metabolism.

  • Fabry disease

  • Complex regional pain syndrome

    Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. It typically develops after an injury, a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. CRPS is rare, and the cause isn't clearly understood.

  • Familial amyloid polyneuropathy
  • Parkinson disease (PD)
  • Adie syndrome

  • Fabry disease, Lignac-Fanconi syndrome (integrated in lysosomal disease)

  • Lateral medullary syndrome Wallenberg syndrome

Related serious diseases

  • Heatstroke

    This is a life threatening emergency where the person's body temperature is dangerously elevated and they display neurologic abnormalities. This occurs when the body fails to regulate its temperature properly. It can be caused by the surrounding environment (heat, moisture) or internal factors (dehydration, strenuous exercise).

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you feel that you are sweating less?

  • Do you have dry skin?

  • Are you feeling dizzy right now?

  • Do you have dry mouth?

  • Are you passing less urine?

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Symptoms from the same body system / part


  • Chia KY, Tey HL. Approach to hypohidrosis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Jul;27(7):799-804. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12014. Epub 2012 Oct 24. PMID: 23094789.

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