It’s normal to sweat at night. But if you are waking up from sweating and are perspiring to the point where your clothes and bedsheets are drenched, it’s time to see a doctor. This is especially the case if you are losing weight and have a fever.
Night sweats are a frequent adverse effect of cannabis detox. This is because cannabis lowers body temperature, which cools the body down.
The reason for this is that cannabinoids interact with the TRPV1 vanilloid receptor, which controls body temperature. Cannabis users might not perspire as much at night.
In this article, we will examine how cannabis users are getting benefits in treating excessive sweating which is also known as Hyperhidrosis.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
A person who sweats excessively has a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. The excessive sweating may be localized or generalized, affecting certain body areas. Although localized excessive sweating can occur everywhere, it most frequently occurs on the groin, face, chest, armpits, and soles of the feet.
The causes of hyperhidrosis can be as follows:
It can occur without an obvious cause. The prevalence of primary hyperhidrosis is around 5%; it can strike at any age and equally affects men and women.
It can occur because of underlying conditions like hyperthyroidism, obesity, cancer, and neoplasms.
CBD and Hyperhidrosis
Recent studies suggest that CBD, one of cannabis’ non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, may represent a novel therapeutic approach for the management of hyperhidrosis.
Studies have shown that regular CBD use, particularly full spectrum CBD, can completely stop patients’ excessive perspiration (with the condition returning after a few days of stopping medication) and significantly enhance their quality of life.
It is well known that CBD has anti-anxiety benefits in both people and animals in addition to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-epileptic qualities.
Additionally, CBD promotes serotonin neurotransmission, also called the “feel-good hormone.” In this way, CBD may have a beneficial impact on emotional and anxiety levels, which are the common concerns seen in patients with excessive sweating.
Impact of CBD on Hyperhidrosis: A Case Study
The Einstein (Sao Paulo) Journal released a recent case study in 2022 that showed the efficiency of CBD in the management and treatment of hyperhidrosis.
The person was a 43-year-old man who had had hyperhidrosis since he was a teenager. He tried most of the pharmaceutical treatments that were suggested. Not a single medication proved successful in curing the condition. They also had severe side effects.
The patient was unable to perform under pressure. The patient exhibited an elevated heart rate, profuse sweating, anxiousness, and labored breathing before any stressful events at work.
On top of a regular dose of 50 mg of CBD, the researchers gave him 300 mg of THC-free CBD an hour before work.
The patient was able to greet people normally without having to dry his hands.
The investigation went on for some time. The patient continued ingesting 50 mg of CBD each day. The condition came back a few days after he chose to stop taking CBD.
He then decided to keep using CBD therapy. He has been taking 50 mg of CBD twice a day since September 2019, and his excessive sweating is now completely under control.
When Should You Consult A Doctor?
Sweating excessively can indicate other dangerous conditions. Consult with your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of these:
- Weight loss and sweating
- Sweating that primarily happens while you sleep
- Sweating that happens when you have a fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, or a rapid heartbeat
CBD could be the best treatment option for hyperhidrosis. Other research yields very encouraging outcomes. To know whether CBD products can be utilized as a treatment, more research is required.
Before taking CBD for hyperhidrosis, especially if you have a medical condition or use any other medications, you should speak to your doctor.