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Don't Let Hyperhidrosis Make You Sweat!

Updated: May 31

anatomy of sweat gland in skin
Don't let hyperhidrosis make you sweat

Don't Let Hyperhidrosis Make You Sweat!

Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition characterized by excessive sweating

Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat approximately 4-5 times more than average. Their sweat glands overproduce sweat, leading to additional odor, discomfort, embarrassment and frustration. Sweat’s primary function in the human body is for body temperature regulation. Anxiety or stress can also produce sweat. The human body maintain homeostasis with sweat.

Conditions that may promote Hyperhidrosis:

Diabetes, Thyroid problems, Low blood sugar, some types of cancer, Heart attack, Nervous system disorders, Infections, Allergies, Pregnancy or Menopause can create excessive sweating.

Excessive sweating, of the head, may be a sign of a vitamin D deficiency.

Foods that promote sweat:

Salt, garlic, Fat / Processed Foods. Caffeine. Alcohol, Spicy Foods. Sugar / Carbohydrates, excessive Protein.

Recommended Clothing:

Generally, wear natural fabrics, such as cotton, wool and silk, which allow your skin to breathe. When you exercise, you might prefer fabrics designed to wick the sweat away.

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There are undergarments designed to absorb the excess moisture and prevent the sweat from soiling your clothes. (they have desiccants in them)


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Choose shoes and socks made of natural materials. Shoes made of natural materials, such as leather, can help prevent sweaty feet by allowing your feet to breathe. When you're active, moisture-wicking athletic socks are a good choice. Place desiccants in shoes to let them dry in-between use. Natural products that may help:

Coconut oil helps eliminate sweat-causing bacteria. due to its lauric acid content. It can be used as un underarm deodorant. Down side is it clogs pores. Tea tree, Thyme, Oregano essential oils also kills bacteria sweat-causing bacteria. Its best to dilute them with a carrier oil.

Clinical strength Antiperspirants : are available for sweat control.

Iontophoresis: Home device that uses mild current to stop the sweat glands.

Consult the following with a medical professional:

Anticholinergics : group of medications that manages excessive sweating

Botox injections: expensive and temporarily effective needs to be repeated.

Thoracoscopic sympathectomy is minimally invasive surgery .It is also known as an endoscopic transthoracic sympathectomy or ETS.

Microwave therapy. With this therapy, a device that delivers microwave energy is used to destroy sweat glands.

Sweat gland removal. If excessive sweating occurs just in your armpits. A minimally invasive technique called suction curettage may be an option, if you aren't responding to other treatments.

Nerve surgery (sympathectomy). During this procedure, the surgeon cuts, burns or clamps the spinal nerves that control sweating in your hands. In some cases, this procedure triggers excessive sweating in other areas of your body (compensatory sweating).

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