sweats


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Related to sweats: Night sweats, Hot flashes, cold sweats

sweat

1. verb, informal To put in a lot of effort or work. We've been sweating for months to get this project ready in time for the holidays.
2. verb, informal To fret, worry, or bother. You need to stop sweating about this. Everything is going to be fine. I've been sweating all weekend wondering how I did on my final exams.
3. verb, slang To subject (someone) to intense, severe, or violent interrogation. A: "The suspect still hasn't confessed." B: "Let's keep sweating him."
4. verb, slang To extract (some information) from someone as a result of intense or violent interrogation. Detectives managed to sweat the location of the hostages out of the suspect.
5. noun, slang A worried, anxious, or fretful state or condition. I'll deal with the boss, so don't get yourself in a sweat about it. The doctor said he wanted to talk to me about the test results, and now I'm in a huge sweat about it.
6. noun, slang A cause of trouble, bother, or difficulty. Fixing the issue won't be a sweat. We just need to make sure things don't break down the same way again in the future.

sweats

1. informal Short for "sweatpants." Whenever I work from home, I spend the whole day in my sweats.
2. informal Short for "sweat suit." I got some new sweats for my jogging routine.
3. slang An instance or period of prolonged or copious perspiration, especially that caused by drugs, withdrawal, illness, anxiety, etc. Usually used with "the." She's had the sweats and a terrible cough all day. Do you think she should see a doctor? I always get the sweats real bad before an interview. He was so hungover that he started breaking out in the sweats at his desk.
See also: sweat
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Two diagnoses that most people think of when they hear night sweats are lymphoma and tuberculosis.
When our bodies surpass 98.6 degrees, our hypothalamus (basically a built-in thermostat in our bodies) gets alarmed, and in turn releases sweat through our pores.
Did you know the average person has 2.6 million sweat glands in their body?
Getting dry after a post-workout shower can be annoying, as I'm normally dripping with sweat again within a minute, which makes getting dressed uncomfortable.
Bronner's Organic Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap is 100% natural and promises to help restore moisture lost by sweat and cool the skin to avoid further sweating after your workout.
The condition is called hyperhidrosis, wherein the body's cooling system becomes very active and produces more than four or five times the amount of sweat needed.
Sympathetic division of the peripheral nervous system signals cholinergic neurons to stimulate sweat gland secretion.
This Women's Health Initiative study of 17,473 women found that women on a diet low in fat and high in whole grains, fruit and vegetables, who had menopausal symptoms, who were not taking hormone replacement therapy, and who lost weight (10 or more pounds or 10 or more percent of their baseline body weight) were more likely to reduce or eliminate hot flashes and night sweats after one year, compared to those in a control group who maintained their weight.
But Natasha Kohli was still the butt of all jokes in her office, thanks to the fact that she sweated a lot and hence, had a foul smell around her.
FOR years, keen sportsman Adam Gray was plagued with embarrassing sweat patches under his arms until he had revolutionary non-surgical cosmetic treatment - underarm Botox.
Does it also cause night sweats? The urinary frequency doesn't bother me, but I worry that the night sweats might be caused by something other than the diuretic I'm taking.
I began having night sweats about two to three years ago and just wrote it off as general anxiety.
Follow J-Lo's lead and look for sweats with smallish tops and low-riding bottoms (just not quite this low, please!).
* Night sweats are a common experience for primary care patients, but they are frequently not reported to their physicians.