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Old 05-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
Rob Bousquet
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Anhidrosis

Has anyone had anyone that worked out at their gym with anhidrosis? I have a member whose wife has anhidrosis, she is a little concerned with doing such an intense workout program when her body does not sweat. I am too for that matter! One of the treatments for someone that doesn't not sweat is to keep their core temperature down. That doesn't happen in CrossFit! And to make it worse at a gym with no AC!
Any experience or input greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: Anhidrosis

Has the cause for her anhidrosis been determined? Knowing the cause may help with a good course of action.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anh...SECTION=causes (wfs)

The purpose of sweat is to cool the body during exertion. If she can't produce sweat herself, maybe get a mister for her area or have her use spray bottles during the WOD. I'd definitely recommend to her a cold shower / ice bath after exercise. She should know, and all her coaches should know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anh...ents-and-drugs (wfs)
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Re: Anhidrosis

That sounds really scary. (Nice hair by the way). But she should definitely talk with her doctor about the cause and severity of the problem. She's at high risk of heat stroke.
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