Do You Blush Too Much? You May Have Excessive Blushing
There are medical explanations for excessive blushing that talk about over activity of the sympathetic nervous system, but for most laymen, the best definition of excessive blushing is:
Excessive blushing is a reddening and possibly sweating of the fact that occurs unexpectedly and for no apparent reason.
Most people are familiar with blushing as something that happens when they are embarrassed. As teenagers, we may have blushed a lot, but as we got older, generally we got more confident, developed a thicker skin so to speak, and blushed less.
Unless you suffer from excessive blushing, in which case you may find that you blush just as much now as you did when you were fifteen, and maybe more - except that now you're blushing for no reason you can understand.
Let's look at a typical excessive blushing scenario. You're at the shops minding your own business when you bump into someone you know. Suddenly you feel your face getting red.
Not just a little red either, you feel as though, in a dark room, you would glow like an exit sign.
You're not embarrassed, or at least you don't think you are. I mean for what reason do you have to be embarrassed. It's not like you were doing anything wrong. For some reason you're just started blushing. Then you start to sweat. Your face is bright red and getting moist, for no apparent reason.
Now the person you just bumped into notices your state, or at least you assume they do, how could they not?
Now you really are embarrassed, because you're standing there blushing and sweating like you were up to something before they bumped into you. Thinking of shoplifting or buying something a little taboo.
But you weren't. You weren't doing anything, you were just going about your shopping as usual.
If this situation sounds familiar and you are nodding your head as you read it, you suffer from excessive blushing.
That's what excessive blushing is, in a nutshell.
The effects of excessive blushing are harder to explain.
Excessive blushing is a very embarrassing condition, because it is so public. In the case of your friend at the shops, you might be able to explain - if you had the guts - "I blush for no reason sometimes. Excessive blushing, it's called." They might even have heard of it.
But when you're at a business meeting with 500 other people and you suddenly turn beet red and sweat like you've been running a marathon, what can you do?
You can't wear a sign that says "Excessive blusher." You can't explain it to 500 people.
What you probably do is stop going to business meetings. Or anywhere else.
Excessive blushing is not just a problem with your face.
And while the term "excessive blushing" sounds funny to some people, the condition itself is far from amusing to those who suffer from it.
The fact is, blushing is very embarrassing, and can cause social anxiety, interfere with relationships, even cost people jobs when they're not able to carry out their duties because of fear of blushing.
If you're one of the many people who have unexplained uncontrollable blushing, you are not alone. It's called excessive blushing. It is not your fault, and it is not something to be ashamed of.
Excessive blushing is simply one of those things that some people have, like stuttering or a learning disability. The important thing to know is that you are not alone and you are definitely not some kind of freak.The good news, also, is that it can be overcome and you can lead a normal life.
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