Pain stress sweating sympathetic

Pain, stress and sweating has been explained to go hand in hand. The more stress one is in, the higher the sweating and same goes with pain.

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Stress can cause pain, especially of the neck and the forehead or headache, and this pain could increase the body temperature and cause sweating. But could pain, stress, sweating, sympathetic nervous system go hand in hand?

According to a study made, both stress and thermoregulation could activate the sympathetic nervous system, also known as SNS, however it could have a different effect on pain. Thermoregulation is the internal body temperature not affected by the environment. The study showed that with stress the heart rate, blood pressure, peripheral vasoconstriction and sweating were affected whereas with the thermal stimulation either the blood pressure or heart rate increased with a cold environment or sweating when it was warmer.

Pain, stress, sweating sympathetic seem to have to be connected. The sympathetic nervous system, or the involuntary nervous system, is responsible for regulating the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, secretion of stomach acid and the sweating of the skin. This also activates the excitement and stress in our body which then switches our voluntary nervous system to a ready mode.

With the SNS (sympathetic nervous system) or the involuntary nervous system explained, and if it is the response of our body to stress and pain and sweating then these are all connected. The pain, stress, sweating, sympathetic nervous system all reacts to our body and what our body is going through.

And yet, there are other major causes for pain, stress, sweating sympathetic nervous system as in CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. CRPS usually develops after injury to the skin, bone or joints and even the tissue known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. This is a chronic pain condition where sweating, swelling, changes in blood flow is painful in that area. Most patients suffering from CRPS could find it hard to move or painful to move the affected body part.

CRPS could affect any part of the body however it usually affects either the arms or the legs. This could also be progressive or it could stay in that one area for a period of time and sometimes, it could even heal on its own. The type of CRPS due to injury of the major nerves is called Causalgia.

And so, with stress comes sweating and so does pain. Pain could cause sweating too. Stress could cause pain. The sympathetic nerve puts all of these together. The SNS reacts to the stress and pain and it causes sweating as a reaction to both.

In as much as these all seem so easy and so minor, please do not ignore these symptoms and seek your doctor’s advise, diagnosis and treatment. There are a number of things which could lead to all these symptoms which could be of major issues and even detrimental to your health. If all these symptoms is due to pain, then at least we know there is treatment for it. However proper diagnosis will need to be done before proper treatment could be suggested.

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