Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can affect the armpits, hands, face or feet, if not all areas at the same time. So what are the causes of excessive sweating? And are there effective remedies?Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
Sweating: a phenomenon for everyone absolutely in the norm that helps regulate body temperature, but that can represent a real inconvenience if excessive. In this case we speak of hyperhidrosis and can affect the armpits, hands, face or feet, if not all areas at the same time. What then are the causes of excessive sweating? And they exist effective remedies?
People usually experience excessive sweating in hot weather or when exercising, but emotional states such as anger or nervousness (or embarrassment or fear of something) can also lead to excessive sweating.
It is also clear that excessive sweating can also be a symptom of numerous diseases and conditions, including many types of infections and cancers and the transition to menopause.
What is sweating and when does it become "excessive"
Sweating indicates a increased sweat secretion, in regions where sweat glands are present. The amount of sweat they produce can be affected by several factors, including extreme heat, fever, emotional tension, or exercise. Sweat sweats are small tube-shaped glands found in the lower layer of the skin and thanks to them the body regulates its temperature through the emission of sweat.
Excessive sweating occurs when the sweat glands produce and secrete more fluid from the skin than they should.
Generally a distinction is made between:
- hot sweating, typical of menopause and hormonal changes (therefore also in pregnancy), when the so-called hot flashes appear and the face and neck blush. And do you know that hot flashes can also be experienced by men due to a reduction in andropause testosterone?
In addition, hot sweating can also suffer from people with prostate or testicular cancer undergoing androgen-suppressive hormone therapy and women in the premenstrual period, but it can also be typical of strong emotions or the consumption of spicy or spicy foods. In rare cases, hot sweating is a symptom of a pituitary, hypothalamus, or thyroid disorder or hypoglycemia
- cold sweats, typical of critical conditions, such as myocardial infarction and cardiovascular shock, but can also be associated with completely harmless disorders such as agitation and indigestion
- sweating with fever, typical of fever due to bacterial or viral infections
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Sweating can also be a side effect of some medications or due to an excess of alcohol, but it can also indicate the presence of some cancers.
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is nothing more than an excessive secretion, generalized or limited, of sweat (in normal conditions our body produces about half a liter of sweat per day). It can happen for certain environmental conditions or emotional factors, but also for stimuli from other glands (in the presence, for example, of hypoglycemia or hyperthyroidism), dietary (disproportionate consumption of foods or supplements containing, for example, caffeine or capsaicin such as chillies), pharmacological and vegetative, such as vomiting, nausea or severe pain.
For the majority of cases, hyperhidrosis of the armpits, forehead, palms and soles of the feet is due to emotional causes (focal hyperhidrosis), while that spread throughout the body may have no known cause or may result from other diseases (secondary hyperhidrosis), such as those of the central or peripheral nervous system, those resulting from certain infections, from cancer or from endocrine diseases, obesity and menopause.
In summary, the causes of hyperhidrosis can be:
- character and emotional predispositions
- wrong feeding
- cardiovascular or central nervous system problems
- thyroid disorders
- some cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma
- hormonal imbalances
Excessive sweating remedies
Dealing with hyperhidrosis means first of all understanding whether derives from more specific pathologies or not. It will therefore be your responsibility to refer to a doctor who makes a thorough medical history and prescribes the right tests.
In the meantime, there are some tricks to stop hyperhidrosis. In particular, avoid wearing too tight or synthetic clothing. You can then use antiperspirant lotions, take care of your personal hygiene with neutral detergents and choose a diet without condiments or cooking that make digestion difficult and prefer lots of fruit and vegetables, especially in the summer months.
Among the possible remedies there is also the ionophoresis, which is carried out by connecting a low-intensity current generator to two basins of water where hands or feet are immersed: in this way, the flow of energy charges clogs the ducts of the sweat glands.
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Furthermore, among the natural remedies we include:
- sage essential oil, with absorbent and antibacterial properties, to be added in warm bath water or in an infusion to drink
- green clay, anti-sweat and astringent, to be added to the water of a nice warm bath
- decoction based on dry oak extract
- tea tree essential oil