By arkansasurviver Latest Reply 2011-05-28 23:23:02 -0500
Started 2011-05-22 23:08:09 -0500

Does anyone else with chf notice a pattern between sweating and worsening chf? Or do you feel they are unrelated?

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Farm Grand
Farm Grand 2011-05-27 20:07:56 -0500 Report

I am new to this discussion but absolutely feel there must be a connection. Lived in Florida all my life but never had problems with sweating until CHF. First tried to attribute to menopause, then to age, then to weight gain, but profuse sweating started when CHF started. Have had diagnosis for four years ( since cancer radiation) and sweating has worsened as well. Of course it is summer in Fl and 95 degrees so maybe today is not a good day to comment.

HeartHawk 2011-05-28 23:23:02 -0500 Report


Heh, wish I had the 95 degree problem up here in Wisconsin. We may NEVER have summer!

I think you have nailed the problem. There are so many things going on simultaneously, especially as we age, we must be careful, where and to what we attribute a particular symptom.

The study I mentioned did find a heat stress problem associated with CHF. Perhaps that is part of what many are experiencing.

Let's all keep our eyes open for more studies on the "sweating" phenomenon and report back.


HeartHawk 2011-05-25 00:12:29 -0500 Report


Good question! Dr. Levine at Utah's Southwestern Medical Center studied this very question. Here is the article.


The short answer is "no" they found no increased sweating but they did find increasingly poor response to heat stress which can cause other problems. The article provides useful info on the subject.