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Botox Birmingham - How to Stop Excessive Sweating

Mar 14

What Is Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by abnormally excessive sweating, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Although typically not dangerous, it can be very troubling for the person affected, and can cause social embarrassment, difficulties with grip, and may interfere with daily activities. Hyperhidrosis is estimated to affect over 300 million people worldwide.

There are two types of hyperhidrosis:

Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis and Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis.

In primary hyperhidrosis, sweating occurs in areas where there are many sweat glands such as hands, feet, armpits, or head. Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating all over the body that may be caused by an underlying medical condition or medication side effect. 

Cause of Sweating 

Excessive sweating can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Body temperature. Sweating helps your body stay cool, so if you're exercising or in a hot environment, you may sweat more than usual.
  • Emotional stress. Emotions like anxiety and nervousness can cause your body to sweat. You may experience this if you're giving a speech or attending a job interview, for example.
  • Medications. Some medications, including certain antidepressants, tranquilizers, and heart medications, can increase sweating as a side effect.
  • Menopause. During menopause, many women experience hot flashes that can cause excessive sweating.
  • Caffeine and tobacco use. These substances can increase your risk of excessive sweating.

Severe Excessive Sweating Treatment 

Your hyperhidrosis should be treated with self-help measures and a visit to a local skin care clinic. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it's best to seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis. Severe excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis,is a common disorder that can affect anyone. It occurs when the body overproduces sweat and is most commonly found in the hands, feet, or armpits. For severe cases, Botox® injections may be used to control excessive sweating by blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands.

Home Remedies to Reduce Sweating

If you are able to stop your sweating, you can try treating it with home remedies to cure and reduce sweating. One of these home remedies is taking vinegar on your underarms. Gargling with a glass of vinegar on a daily basis will also help. You can also drink sage tea, which contains vitamin B and magnesium. You can substitute sage herbs with green tea. Finally, you can eat a potato to help reduce your sweating.

There are many things you can do to curb your sweating and make your life more pleasant. Using antibacterial soap is a great way to control the bacteria that cause odor. Applying antiperspirant after washing will help you stay fresh. You can also buy underarm liners or shoe inserts to absorb sweat. Avoiding alcohol and spicy food is also a great way to reduce your anxiety levels and reduce your chances of excessive perspiration.

Care Tips 

Simple lifestyle changes can also help you reduce your sweating. You should avoid wearing synthetic fabrics and try to wear natural fabrics. You should also use a sensitive laundry detergent to help your skin stay clean. By wearing deodorant and washing your clothes regularly, you will feel fresher and more attractive to your significant other.

A simple change of clothes can also be effective. Soaking can be an unpleasant problem, so it's best to wash your underwear every couple of days and use a mild soap. There are also several ways to reduce the amount of perspiration. You should wash your feet frequently and wear special socks and shoes that will keep your feet dry. Using sensitive laundry detergent and natural fabrics can also help you reduce the amount of perspiration. 

Keeping a journal of your symptoms and identifying the triggers for your sweating can help your doctor diagnose the problem. 

Common Sweat Areas

The most common sweat problem areas include the hands, feet, armpits, and groin area. Many people suffer from excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in one or more of these areas. Sweating can be embarrassing and cause a great deal of discomfort. It can also lead to foot odor, skin infections, and body odor.

  • Palms of the hands
  • Armpits (axillae)
  • Soles of the feet
  • Forehead
  • Face
  • Groin area

Visit a Dermatologist

Excessive sweating is a common problem. No one wants to worry about sweat stains or wet patches showing up on clothing at an inconvenient time. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can cause anxiety and discomfort for those who suffer from it.

We can help you here at Dr Majid Shah Aesthetics Birmingham a local skin care clinic in the West Midlands offering the most effective treatment for excessive sweating. The first step is scheduling a consultation so we can learn more about your symptoms and the severity of your condition.


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