Sweating

Sweating – medically named Hyperhydrosis, for example, in the axillary area; on hands, feet, back etc. – Sweating is very important for the human body to exceed the toxins via sweat glands but also to regulate body temperature! Ending all sweating in all areas would be dangerous for one’s health. Although the loss of a major portion of the sweat glands would be catastrophic, the average human body has about 4 million sweat glands, with only about 2% of them situated in the armpits.
The HDSS Hyperhidrosis Disease Severity Scale helps us assess the the severity of Hyperhydrosis.
1. my sweating is never noticeable, and never interfere with my daily routines
2. my sweating is tolerable but sometimes it interferes with my daily routines
3. my sweating is barely tolerable and frequently interferes with my daily routines
4. my sweating is intolerable and always interferes with my daily routines

Which of the above statement describes you best?
A score of 3 or 4 indicates severe Hyperhydrosis while rating 1 suggests mild condition.

During the medical examination, we must eliminate all possible medical conditions causing sweating, like Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, Endocarditis.
If the diagnosis is uncertain, the patient will be given a sweat test. During that test, patients armpits are covered with cornstarch powder and encouraged to sweat either through light exercise or hot cabin. Presence of acid will change the colour of the powder. Change of the the powder colour from brown to purple is considered to suggest Hyperhidrosis.

While the commonly known cause of Hyperhydrosis is stress and excitement, victims can become anxious further aggravating their sweating.

Along with social problems, other medical conditions can be caused by Hyperhidrosis:
-heat rash – to prevent wear loose clothing
-infections – sweat is a great base for many small organisms like toenail fungus, bacteria in sweaty hair and between the toes, and also the papillomavirus, which results in warts.
-depression – withdrawal from society is the main aspect of psychological condition

TREATMENTS

If the above doesn’t help, you might like to ask our practitioner for a PRESCRIPTION ANTIPERSPIRANT like Certain Dri or Drysol.

BTX

BTX treatment is another solution with the use of protein that deadens nerve cells. Botox inactivates them for a period of months. Botox injections can also be used to disrupt the nerve signals that activate sweat glands. Theoretically, it should work to reduce sweat on any part of the body, but the most satisfying results appear to be in the underarm area.

Injecting BTX is typically a safe, relatively painless treatment.
The most disturbing aspect may be the number of injections required. A small dosage is inserted per injection, making multiple injections necessary.
A follow-up visit to your doctor one or two weeks after treatment allows for “touch-up” injections if there are any areas where perspiration has not been significantly reduced.

Armpits — About 20 to 25 injections are made under each arm.
Typically, sweating under the arms is reduced by 80% or more with the effect lasting up to six months or longer. Underarm treatment is the most common use of BTX for hyperhidrosis.

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Prevention

Deodorants are less effective then antiperspirants containing
aluminium chloride. Antiperspirants available over the counter: Dove, Secret.
Loose clothing made from natural materials
Soft leather shoes
Natural fibre socks
Special anti sweat clothing available online
Breathing exercises before a stressful situation
Meditation
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