What Is Hyperhidrosis?
The condition which causes excessive sweating is defined as Hyperhidrosis. Research shows that about 4% of the population has symptoms which are typical to the disorder. The symptoms which include sweaty face, hands, feet and palms can be a reason of embarrassment and social issues. Everyday existence can be challenging for a person suffering from this condition and physical proximity could be challenging. Yet, this condition can be cured and all these issues can be easily avoided.
What causes It?
It is a medical condition that needs serious and focused handling and it will not go away if you think that it is something that can be ignored.
The hypothalamus – a part of the brain – is responsible for all sweat related functions. The sweat glands, which are responsible for producing sweat, are triggered by the hypothalamus which sends signals to it via nerves. In normal circumstances, a person would sweat when there is warmth or when the person undergoes any physical activity. As opposed to this, the sweat glands of a person suffering from this disorder produces surplus of sweat always.
There are two main categories into which it can be divided into – primary or focal and secondary or generalized.
. Primary or Focal. Sufferers of primary or focal hyperhidrosis complain of excessive sweating around the arm area, hands, feet and even the face. This kind of the disorder is triggered by problems in the nervous system, hence the sweat glands end up producing excessive sweat.
. Secondary of Generalized. As the name suggests, this kind causes excessive sweating across the whole body. This condition results from some health conditions such as metabolic disorders, neurological disorders and menopause.
How to treat it?
The good news is that it can be treated. Simple lifestyle changes like using antiperspirants , wearing comfortable and loose clothing, avoiding clothing like nylon, lycra and a diet which excludes spicy food can cure mild cases. Keeping yourself clean and following simple hygiene norms can offer respite to the condition.
The odds change however if a person is suffering from severe hyperhidrosis. This happens when a person is sweating excessively. One common treatment process is electrical stimulation or Iontophoresis which consists of approximately four sessions per week and a maintenance treatment every four weeks. This treatment albeit has its limitations.
Botox injections – which is considered as a treatment might be successful in reducing armpit sweating. Botox simply stops the sweat glands form producing sweat and hence less sweat but it comes with associate side effects like freezing muscles in the injected area. And since the effect wears off in a few hours making the treatment repetitive.
Besides these two treatment options surgery and medication can also be considered and the best option can only be decided upon consultation with a doctor.
A long-term solution for this disorder should address the internal causes of excessive sweating by tackling all contributing factors. Only by controlling the nutritional, hormonal, psychological and environmental triggers, using a multidimensional and holistic approach to healing you can reverse the “internal excessive sweating environment”- the only, safe, natural and effective way you could ever achieve lasting freedom.
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