Saturday, August 9, 2008

Causes of Profuse Sweating

Sweating is not usually a problem for many of us but there are many others who have sweat more than the average person does. This condition is known as Hyperhidrosis and the causes of this problem are varied mostly depending on the person. Most people who have this condition have sweat glands that work in over drive all the time when they should not be. The head, underarms, back and hands are the most common places you will find that have this problem. 

First of all, the condition can be broken down into two categories. You have primary Hyperhidrosis and secondary Hyperhidrosis. The primary is a problem that has to do with the sympathetic nervous system, although the exact cause is unknown, the sweat gland produce more sweat than is needed to cool the body. Secondary Hyperhidrosis is a symptom of another condition. These other conditions can be anything from an over active thyroid to being extremely over weight. 

There are so many different things that can cause this condition it is almost impossible to pin point the actual cause. The cause of your excess sweating can be something as simple as the foods you eat. Many people do not know it but some of the foods that many of use on a daily basis can cause us to sweat more than we should. Some foods that can cause us to sweat more than others are onions, spices and garlic. However, water based foods like fruits and vegetables do not help excessive sweating but they may help with the odor that comes with it. 

No matter what the cause is for your sweating problem you want to make it go away. Sweating too much can be embarrassing and you may loose confidence in yourself to perform in regular physical activities because of your condition. The best advice you can get is to try the natural treatments. In the medical world there really isn't much you can do for getting rid of this problem but in the homeopathic world there are several things that may be able to help.

Natural methods of treating this condition seem to be quite popular but like with anything else the natural treatments are never guaranteed to work like you want them to. However, if there is an underlying cause for the excessive sweating the natural treatments will most likely just cover up the problem or not have any effect at all. If you suspect that you have a problem other than excessive sweating you should talk to your doctor and get treatment there. However, most people tend to stick to natural means of curing the problem.

1 comment:

stefan said...

For peoplw who struggling from profuse sweating should try to move out from frustration and stress. Dietary adjustments and meditation techniques have also been found to help reduce the perspiration, especially in moments of stress.

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