Many people have a sweating problem. This means that at some point in time, you notice that your body is sweating more often that you would like it to be. This isn’t during exercise but during the day when going out or sitting down.
Most people don’t think about the relationship between alcohol and sweating problem. It’s probably because alcohol has been consumed for years before a sweating issue occurred so the connection can not be made. Can alcohol be part of the problem of your excessive sweating?
Alcohol does have an effect on sweating because of the nature of the drink. Alcohol takes significant energy to metabolize which heats up the body. The body reacts to cool itself by sweating to get back to a more comfortable internal temperature. While cooling down is nice, most don’t want to be sweaty on a social outing. This is embarrassing and isn’t something that most people want to experience.
So what can be done to avoid sweating after drinking alcohol?
One thing to keep in mind that is that if water is drunk along side of alcohol you won’t get dehydrated. Water can help regulate internal body temperatures and cool you down.
Sometimes alcohol drunk that evening will cause night sweats as you go to sleep that night. One way of dealing with this is realize these night sweats are caused by alcohol and cut back. Another way is to use fans and less covers on the nights you drink alcohol. A cold shower before bed to lower body temperature may help as well.
Weight gain is a side effect of drinking too much alcohol. The more one weighs the more sweating issues he or she is going to have due to extra body mass. Cutting back on alcohol can help lose weight but also a better diet and exercise will reduce body mass.
Hopefully, these tips can help you avoid some sweating while out in social occasions or the night sweats afterward associated with alcohol.