There are some groups of people who sweat excessively. Well, it is normal to sweat when anxious or due to humid conditions or after performing exercises. However, if sweating abnormally, you could be suffering from Hyperhidrosis. The afflicted persons have 1 bout of excessive sweating in a week; they sweat from their underarms, feet, or arms, or the whole body.
There are 2 types of Hyperhidrosis: Generalized and Focus. If suffering from Generalized Hyperhidrosis, the patients sweat excessively all over the body. In cases of Focus Hyperhidrosis, the person sweats in excess only from the hands or feet.
Additionally, there are other kinds of Hyperhidrosis where the person sweats in excess amounts from the underarms (Auxillary Hyperhidrosis), palms (Palmar Hyperhidrosis), or feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis).
Moreover, the Hyperhidrosis condition is divided into 2 groups: Primary and Secondary. One of the causes of Primary hyperhidrosis is hereditary factors. Conversely, underlying medical conditions give rise to Secondary Hyperhidrosis.
In extreme cases of Hyperhidrosis, you must consult your doctor for medical treatments. On the other hand, in mild cases, you can practice certain home remedies.
The medical treatments are inclusive of Botox procedures, Iontophoresis, Surgery, and Anticholinergic Drugs.
The natural treatments for this condition are as follows:
Opt for antiperspirants rather than deodorants. Note that deodorants can only effectively mask the odor when you sweat. On the other hand, antiperspirants help to block the sweat glands, thereby, reducing sweating.
A good way of controlling sweating is to wear loose-fitting clothes. By doing so, there is greater air circulation. All the same, do not wear synthetic fibers, like nylon clothing.
Always wear shoes that comprise of natural materials and avoid the synthetic varieties.
Adorn socks that are made of natural materials; they help in absorbing more moisture.
To prevent your underarms from sweating in excess, you should wear underarm pads.
Dip your sweaty hands and feet in vinegar solutions. Keep in mind that vinegar has astringent properties and, thus, can effectively shrink the pores. In turn, the sweat glands do not sweat in excess measures.
As part of this remedy, you must take a bucket and fill with 1 quart of water. Then, add ½ cup of vinegar in the bucket and mix the bucket contents. Now, immerse your feet in the solution for 15 minutes or so. Follow by rinsing the feet with water. Thereafter, take a clean towel to pat dry the feet. Re-iterate the remedy 2 times in a week for relief.
Bear in mind that Hyperhidrosis is not a serious health condition. Even so, you must take recovery measures because the disorder can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies for treating this condition. You can try the home-based ones at first. Then, only if you do not perceive the desired results, go for the medical treatments.