Do I sweat?

Do you sweat too much? That’s hyperhidrosis.

Have you asked yourself do I sweat too much? Am I ill? Will it ruin my life?

If you are reading this you should know that your excessive sweating has an official name: it’s called hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is usually excessive sweating in the armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, groin area, face and chest (idiopathic hyperhidrosis) but rarely it can also be the symptom of something else.

Doctors and pharmacists have seen the symptoms and sweat issues before so please don’t feel embarrassed about taking action.

You are not alone if you live with excessive sweat and it doesn’t pose a risk to your physical health but mentally it can have a negative effect so you really need to seek treatment so that you can make life easier for yourself.

Recognize the symptoms of hyperhidrosis

You could have hyperhydrosis if you feel like you’re in a sweat versus life battle and if you:

  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Avoid physical activities.
  • Spend a disproportionate amount of time dealing with clothing and skin affected by excessive sweat.
  • Avoid social interaction so that people don’t see sweat.
  • Find holding the steering wheel difficult.
  • Find that computer keyboards slip away from fingers.
  • Are reading this.

We assure you that hyperhydrosis can be overcome with a little courage from you to speak about it to someone, the sooner you do it the quicker that the quality of your life will improve and that, surely, is worth fighting your embarrassment and discomfort for.

How to sweat less

Pay attention to the triggers that make your sweating worse, some people find that spicy food, alcohol consumption, but also strong emotions like fear, anxiety or anger can increase the sweating.

Before trying the most common hyperhidrosis treatments here are some tips that can help you to manage excessive sweating:

  • Wear black or white clothing as the sweat will be less visible.
  • Use anti-perspirant frequently rather than deodorant.
  • Use armpit shields.

If you have already tried these methods and they didn’t work, don’t worry because there are several treatments that could help you to win your battle against hyperhidrosis.

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