How can sweating be reduced?
Excess perspiration hampers work and relationships.
How can I restrain sweating?
Sweating is the body's way of controlling your heat. When the temperature rises in exercise or in fever, the body tends to restore body heat to normal by adding sweat secretion.
A person sweats without physical effort. We have a total of 2-3 million sweat glands. Most are in the face, armpits, palms and soles of the feet. Normally, they secrete 0,5-2 liters of sweat per day, but this sweat evaporates almost unnoticed from the skin. To treat such perspiration, deodorants are sufficient to influence by odor-absorbing properties and to reduce the growth of bacteria. A smell is created when the bacteria break down the proteins in the sweat.
Unless deodorants are enough, resort to the pharmacy's perspirants. They contain aluminum salts that inhibit sweat secretion by forming a temporary, gel-like plug into the mouth of sweat glands. Perspirants are used in the evening every two to three days for a few weeks, after which the use is reduced to once a week. Unfortunately, perspirants are irritating to some skin.
If products containing aluminum salts do not reduce sweating enough, it is best to go to the doctor.
Is excessive sweating dangerous?
It is estimated that a percentage of people are suffering from excessive sweating. It is not dangerous, but it may be embarrassing. Sweating is excessive when it impedes everyday human life, social life and work. When your hands sweat heavily, handling the car's wheel is difficult. It is unpleasant to exercise if you need to change clothing several times during training. The sweat consumes clothes.
The tendency to excessive sweating is inherited.
Can sweating be a sign of illness?
Especially abruptly started excessive sweating may be a sign of an illness. Sweating may be associated with many diseases, but in particular various inflammatory conditions, panic disorder, blood sugar variations, hypothyroidism and other metabolic disorders can cause increased secretion of sweat. Sweating in the face may be the first symptom of rosacea or menopause - although menopausal sweating is spasmodic. Some drugs, such as antidepressants, may increase sweating.
Why is the tension moistening your hands?
Some of the sweat glands are subject to voluntary sympathetic nervous system regulation, which may cause powerful emotional reactions and tension to moisten the hands. This can happen even if the person seems otherwise perfectly calm.
Strong spices, such as chili, may cause sweat on the forehead or upper lip area, but this is also not dangerous.
What medicine can I take for excessive sweating?
Sweating was treated with anti-cholinergic drugs. They are largely abandoned because they have a lot of side effects, such as dry mouth, difficulty urinating, and visual disturbances. They were also not very effective. Today, more effective treatments are used to treat excessive sweating.
What is iontophoresis?
Iontophoresis is a particular form of treatment on the hands or feet. Iontophoresis uses a medical device, water, and a direct electrical current to pass an ionized substance through intact skin. The manner in which iontophoresis halts or diminishes sweating is not yet fully understood but there are several theories. One of the physical principles of electricity is that molecules with the same charge repel one another and those with opposite charge attract one another. In iontophoresis, a charged molecule is delivered across the skin by placing it near the electrode of like charge, while the electrode of opposite charge is placed elsewhere on the body. The treatment lasts for 30 minutes at a time, and for the first three weeks it is given several times a week. In order to keep the result, the treatment will be given every 10-11 days.
Iontophoresis is a good therapy and has no side effects. The device can also be purchased for yourself, but its use requires a lot of commitment.
Will injection therapy work?
Botulinum toxin or botox treatment is currently the most effective form of treatment, especially for excessive sweating of armpits and palms. The dosing regimen is administered by a dermatologist or a physician specializing in aesthetic injections. Botulinum toxin, administered in several small injections to the treatment area, prevents sweat secretion from the sweat gland temporarily - the botox puts the sweat glands in a dormant state. The effect of treatment begins within a week of injecting and it lasts for an average of seven months.
Treatment does not have side effects in addition to potential small bruises and momentary injection pain.
What new ways to deal with excessive sweating?
Treatment of sweat glands with microwaves is the latest way to deal with excessive sweating in the armpits. With electromagnetic heat energy, the sweat glands in the treated area reduce the activity. Treatment can be repeated every three months.
The therapeutic form is so new that the evidence of its long-term effects is lacking.
Is there any healing treatment?
To treat hyperhidrosis, break the stress nerve has also been used. In the surgery, some of the nerve regimes that regulate the function of the sweat glands are permanently damaged, so that the area that is damaged by this no longer secretes sweat. Surgery is the only treatment that improves excessive sweating.
Even though surgery methods have improved, there is always a risks: one third is unhappy with the outcome of the surgery. The surgery deals with the nervous system, which may have unpredictable side effects. In some patients, sweating changes after surgery and moves, for example, from hands to the back or to the neck.
Excessive sweating typically begins in puberty, but usually fades with age. Metabolism usually decelerates with age so that no excessive sweating needs no treatment anymore.