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Old 05-12-21, 09:30 AM
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Can’t say i read one reply that discounted what you wrote. On the contrary, people were trying to be helpful. There are all sorts of medical conditions that the layman has no idea about.

Let us know how increasing your uptake of D works.

In the meantime, it MAY be helpful to use an anti-perspirant on your crotch area. Sounds strange but might help a bit.

I know that as I have aged my crotch sweats more than it used to but not excessively like yours.

A quick internet search found this:

“If you have curtailed your sun exposure to cut your skin cancer risk, you might want to look out for the signs of vitamin D deficiency. If you notice any of these symptoms, it may be time to see your doctor and have your Vitamin D levels tested.

‍Excessive sweating‍

Excessive sweating, especially sweating of the head, can be a sign of a vitamin D deficiency. A change in the amount you sweat or your sweating patterns should be cause for concern.

‍Feeling tired or run down‍

If you feel tired and fatigued, the issue could be a lack of vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D can leave you feeling run down and unable to complete your daily tasks.

‍Unexplained depression or bad mood‍

Feeling blue, down or depressed can be a sign of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D levels play a role in serotonin levels, and a drop in those levels can trigger feelings of depression.

‍Aching bones‍

Vitamin D is essential for building strong healthy bones, and a lack of the nutrient can leave your bones aching. Aching bones is a classic sign of vitamin D deficiency, as well as other serious illnesses. If you notice this problem, you should see your doctor immediately.

In addition to the symptoms listed above, there are some age and race-related risk factors to be aware of. For example, African-Americans may be at increased risk, as are people who are overweight and obese. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or if you fall into any of these risk categories, a test for vitamin D levels may be in order.


One recommendation was to wash only your covered areas after a ride but not arms and legs since it takes 48 hours for Vit D absorption from the outer layers of the skin.
Rick Seattle-ish, Wa.

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