Excessive sweating: effective remedies that can fight it!
Hyperhidrosis is the term used to describe abundant sweating, an inconvenient condition found in almost 3% of the planet’s population. The affected individuals are often confronted with embarrassing situations and anxiety because of excessive sweating and it can lead to lower self-confidence, lack of socialization or even loss of work.
The most predisposed areas of hyperhidrosis are the armpit, feet, palms, and the area above the upper lip and between the legs. In some cases, sweating is only located on certain body parts, such as the head or hands, while others sweat across the entire body surface.
The good news is that there are currently many treatments for this problem,
but you should be aware that excessive sweating may in most cases be a symptom of a hidden disorder such as infection, anxiety or hyperthyroidism, and not necessarily a disease in itself.
The cause of hyperhidrosis is quite complex. Scientists are of the opinion that hyperhidrosis occurs as a result of an interruption of information between hormones and the hypothalamus, a centre in the brain that controls the nerves responsible for the activity of sweat glands.
The right diet can prevent excessive sweating
Like many other conditions, diet plays a very important role. If you sweat more than normal, you should know that you need to avoid complex carbohydrates, opting instead for high-fibre cereals, the milk you consume should have as little fat as available and the amount of salt and spices must be drastically reduced.
It is also important to consume foods rich in calcium, to avoid those with a pronounced odour, such as onion or garlic, because they can give an even more pronounced odour to your sweat and drink as many liquids, preferably water, at least 8 glasses per day to balance the body’s water level and keep its temperature constant.
Keep in mind that certain substances such as caffeine, Guarana and certain tea compounds, as well as the use of antidepressants, thyroid drugs or those for the treatment of colds can stimulate sweating.
Natural remedies are also a worthwhile support in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, because by their action they can help the nervous system to properly react, and thus the amount of sweat is much diminished. In fact, nature aids have been used successfully in traditional medicine for thousands of years.