The Healthy Geezer: Is Excessive Sweating Normal?


The Healthy Geezer: Is Excessive Sweating Normal?

Question: I’m a healthy 71-year-old woman andِ I sweat a lot.
Answer: Heavy sweating, orِ perspiration, isِ normal ifِ you areِ exercising, inِ a hot environment orِ you areِ nervous.
Sweat, itself, isِ odorless If heavy sweating andِ body odor areِ problems forِ you, tryِ over-the-counter antiperspirants andِ deodorants.

Here are some tips to deal with sweating and body odor:

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Fred Cicetti isِ a contributing writer forِ Live Science whoِ specializes inِ health.
He hasِ beenِ writing professionally sinceِ 1963.
Before heِ began freelancing, heِ was a reporter, rewriteman andِ columnist forِ three daily newspapers inِ New Jersey: The Newark News, Newark Star-Ledger andِ Morristown Record.