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Sweating is an extremely beneficial natural process that helps regulate your body temperature as well as excretes chemical toxins from the body through skin pores. The average person has 3 to 5 million sweat glands spread across his body, and it is the action of these sweat glands that causes you to sweat.

There are 2 to 5 million sweat glands spread across your body, and they all sweat simultaneously under given circumstances to either cool your body or to excrete water soluble wastes and toxins. Though sweating is a healthy activity and you would actually be in a big trouble if you don’t sweat adequately, some people tend to sweat profusely, even when it is not the requirement of their body. This not only loses some essential minerals and water content from your body but also interferes with your ability to perform routine tasks and socialize with people.

While sweating can occur in any part of the body, some areas are more susceptible to perspiration, courtesy a higher concentration of sweat glands there. These include the palms of your hands, soles of feet and the armpits.

6 Hyperhidrosis Symptoms:

  1. It is impossible to keep your clothes dry

If a little brisk walk or a slightly raised temperature leaves you with soaking wet clothes, see some doctor immediately. This can be hyperhidrosis!

  1. Deodorants are just not enough

Deodorants and antiperspirants generally offer a relief for several hours. But if these OTC products are not working for you, take it seriously. You may be sweating abnormally!

  1. You are sweating for no reason

Warm weather, strenuous exercises, anxiety and a few other such factors cause a person to sweat even during winters. But if you are sweating for no apparent reason, consult your doctor.

  1. You are splashing in your shoes

Soles of feet are more susceptible to sweatiness since they contain maximum concentration of sweat glands, more than three thousand sweat glands per square inch. But if you are splashing in your shoes even when it is chilling cold outside, discuss with your doctor.

  1. You always end up with smeared ink

Like feet, hands also have maximum concentration of sweat glands, and this is why sweaty hands are also quite common. But if the problem is hindering your ability to perform your routine tasks, don’t take it lightly.

  1. You can’t stop thinking about it

If sweating is getting on your nerves and you can’t help yourself to stop thinking about it, it is an indication you are not sweating normally. See some doctor and discuss your concerns with him or her.

Hyperhidrosis treatment:

There are number of medical treatments available to control excessive sweating in armpits. But since most of them have adverse effects, people generally prefer treating hyperhidrosis symptoms naturally. Here we will share with you different ways to control excessive sweating problem in any part of the body.

  1. Natural Remedies:

Here are some time tested, really effective natural remedies for

  • Sage – Sage juice is the most common and the most effective herbal remedy for excessive sweating. To prepare sage juice, boil 20 to 25 leaves of sage in 2 cups of water for 3 to 5 minutes. Let it cool and then strain sage leaves before you drink. You will notice effects of remedy about a couple of hours after consumption.
  • Burdock–This natural herb safely normalizes your sweating system by eliminating excessive body fluids through other means – such as lymph nodes, kidneys and bowls – rather than skin pores.
  • Peppermint, Lemon and Fennel Seeds – These three herbs are known for relieving stress and anxiety and are therefore effective in treating excessive sweating that is caused by anxiety and depression. Make tea using all these ingredients and consume it every night before going to bed.
  1. Take care of what you eat:

Sometimes the food you are eating is also the culprit. If you are sweating excessively, chances are that the food you are eating may be a reason behind it. Besides, some foods also add strong odor to your sweat, making you stink badly. There are certain foods that can cause a person to sweat excessively. These foods are also known as “sweat foods” and include mostly the foods with strong odor, such as onion, garlic etc. Eating spicy foods can also increase your perspiration rate. On the other hand, eating clean foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables that are high in water content, is a good idea. These foods may not necessarily reduce the amount of sweat you produce, but may help improve the odor of the sweat as well.

  1. Botox for hyperhidrosis:

All of the above stated natural ways need your time and patience to be effective. If you are seeking instant and lasting relief from excessive sweating, then Botox hyperhidrosis treatment may be worth considering. Botox or Botulinum toxin Type A is a naturally occurring neurotoxin, primarily used for elimination of facial wrinkles and creases. However, when used for treating hyperhidrosis, it reduces sweating by up to 80 percent within 7 to 10 days and the effects generally last for 6 to 8 months.

An FDA-approved dose of highly diluted form of Botulinum toxin is injected directly into the armpits, deep enough to reach the problem causing sweat glands, where the toxin works by temporarily blocking transmission of nerve impulses that tell the sweat glands to perspire. When the glands do not receive chemical signals from the brain, they automatically start producing less sweat.

Effects of the treatment start appearing within 36 to 72 hours after first getting the injection and peak in 7 to 10 days. Though it is not a permanent fix, the results of treatment generally last for 6 to 8 months. However, this may vary from individual to individual, depending on the physical health of the individual as well as the severity of problem.

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