Remedies to Stop Sweating
Sweating is just another way in which the body disposes of waste matter, albeit
in extremely small amounts. It is increased by nervousness and nausea and
decreased by cold. Sweating is an essential function that helps the body stay
cool - you can think of it as the body's air-con system! In humans, sweating is
primarily a means of temperature regulation, although it has been proposed that
components of male sweat can act as pheromonal cues.
Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that
the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Sweating is the
release of a salty liquid from the body's sweat glands. If sweating is
accompanied by fever, weight loss, chest pain, shortness of breath, or a rapid,
pounding heartbeat, talk to a doctor. Research shows that it occurs in about 1
percent of the population.
Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a problem that many people
suffer from. Excessive sweating can be a great problem for many people, just as
a lack of sweating can be a problem. It may be episodic or continuous. Excessive
sweating may also be a symptom of menopause. You can control it with strong
anti-perspirants, which plug the sweat ducts. Excessive hand sweating/ palmar
hyperhidrosis (the infamous wet hand shake!) is the only indication at present
for which we recommend Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS).
Excessive sweating has many causes, including: hyperhidrosis, strenuous
activity, hot weather or wearing too much clothing for the temperature.
Inherited factors, as some people sweat more than others, migraine headaches,
almost any infection, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis or a serious heart
infection called endocarditis. Excessive sweating is a very annoying and
embarrassing disorder. Research shows that it occurs in about 1 percent of the population.
A person who sweats excessively knows that sweating need not be limited to
armpit sweating alone. Armpit sweating however is the most common form of
sweating and the one which most of us tends to focus on, even if we suffer from
excessive sweating of other areas on the body. Most people are already very
conscious of any type of armpit sweating be it excessive or normal, and will go
to any lengths to cover up or prevent any signs that they are sweating.
Although admittedly it is more of a hindrance to the daily lifestyle of a person
to have excessive sweating than otherwise, these can both, be a problem. This is
especially true if you suffer from either excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), or
anihidrosis (a lack of sweating).