What is Hyperhidrosis?

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is the medical name for excessive sweating, sufferers find themselves sweating more frequently compared to others even when they aren’t exercising or exerting energy.  The condition, according to statistics, affects between 1 and 4% of the world’s population. It can start in some as early as childhood.  Most people become aware of hyperhidrosis if they find themselves sweating excessively during minimal exercise or in situations where others appear to have no such reaction.  Certain types of excessive sweating can point towards glandular problems or diabetes and it is recommended that you check with a health professional if you have any concerns.

Excessive Sweating Causes

Excessive sweating can be triggered by a number of personal health factors and there are two categories known as primary (generalized) and secondary (localized or focal) hyperhidrosis.

Localized sweating is more common and is not considered to be a great health concern because the excessive sweating is focused on a particular set of sweat glands or a part of the body like the hands, feet or face.

The cause of the sweating has not been medically explained but if you suffer from a sweaty forehead occasionally (but not elsewhere) it is highly likely that it signals how your body operates rather than being a sign of illness.

Generalised sweating is rarer and it can be an indication of a more serious condition because it affects more than one area of the body.  This type of excessive sweating can be initiated by illness, pre-existing conditions or major body changes like a pregnancy, and it is often a tangible sign of an undiagnosed underlying issue. However, certain medications being taken by the individual may also carry the side effect of excessive sweating.

Hyperhidrosis Natural Treatments

In addition to the medicinal treatments available for excessive sweating there are also natural remedies that help to alleviate symptoms and suffering.

Some hyperhidrosis natural treatments are as follows:

  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Witch Hazel
  • Brewer’s Yeast
  • Herbal Tea with Sage
  • Tomato Juice
  • Baking Soda
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Coconut Oil

The above hyperhidrosis natural treatments list is not exhaustive and more can be suggested by a medical professional or health food provider.  It is also worth bearing in mind that not all supplements may work for the entire population, everyone is different and the cause and level of effects and treatments are too.

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