About Excessive sweating and how to Control it

Don't sweat the small stuff

 

Sweating is a normal function of the body. This reaction occurs when the body is working harder than usual and generates a lot of heat. It needs to cool down. Some people sweat more than others do. This occurs when people are working out, running or doing an extensive physical activity. People also sweat when it is hot outside or are anxious. Excessive sweating on the other hand occurs more profusely than usual. It is referred to as hyperhidrosis.
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Hyperhidrosis is a sign of several conditions including diabetes, thyroid problems or infection. Furthermore, it affects those who are out of shape or overweight. This condition causes one to sweat profusely sometimes when it is not appropriate to the condition or situation at hand.

Types of sweating
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Localized sweating is also referred to as primary focal hyperhidrosis. This is very common and usually affects people from their childhood or sometimes adolescence. It does not cause any illness. Neither is it a sign of infection or illness. It is specific to only some parts of the human body including groin, underarm, face, head, feet and hands. Little is known about its cause but mild nervous system malfunction is suspected as well as evidence it could be inherited.
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Generalized sweating is also referred to as Secondary General Hyperhidrosis. It causes sweating all over the body especially during the night. It is usually cause by something hence the name. it may be triggered by a number of conditions including
• Pregnancy
• Menopause
• Alcoholism
• Thyroid problems
• Diabetes
• Rheumatic arthritis
• Heart failure
• Cancers like lymphoma and leukemia
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Other things that can cause hyperhidrosis are Anxiety and Anxiety disorders as well as certain medications including:
• Some Psychiatric drugs
• Some antibiotics
• Some dry mouth medicine
• Some supplements
• Some medications for controlling blood pressure
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Signs that necessitate one to see a doctor immediately are:

• If one is getting severe night sweats and wake up to find their pillows and beddings damp in the morning.
• If one is sweating generally from the whole body and not specific parts alone.
• If an outbreak occurs and is caused by medicine that one is taking.
• Any sweating that occurs asymmetrically, on only one side of the body, this is unusual.
• If one experiences sudden sweating that is increasingly getting worse.
• If one develops local hyperhidrosis during middle age or while older. This is abnormal since it occurs in childhood.
• Any sweating that is accompanied by unrelated symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, increased urination, coughing and increased thirst.
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Treating hyperhidrosis

There are no definite cure for this condition. However, it can be managed and controlled using a number of ways that include:
• Proper use of antiperspirants including prescription sprays, roll-ons and certain lotions is advised.
Botox injections can stop, temporarily, nerves from triggering this condition. These are received from an aesthetic doctor.
• Surgery is also highly advised if symptoms persist. It involves cutting a certain chest nerve associated with hyperhidrosis or removing a part of the sweat glands.