Between 3 and 4 % of the U.S. population suffer to some degree from excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis. The problem can occur over the entire body or more commonly, localized only in certain areas – mostly in the hands, feet and underarm area.
Putting an end to all sweating would not be a good idea. The body uses sweat to control the body temperature and the sweating is also necessary to keep the body clean.
Those who suffer from excessive armpit sweating feel a lot of embarrassment associated with their sweating habits. The disorder is often first noticed in the beginning of puberty when the body changes and you become an adult.
The causes are not entirely known although there does appear to be some genetic factors involved as genetics determine the number and concentration of sweat glands in our bodies.
As for the treatment of excessive sweating
even though there are no flawless ways to totally end armpit sweating, there are several alternatives available that can limit your problems.
For very minor cases of hyperhidrosis something as simple as use of a clinical strength antiperspirant in either over-the-counter or prescription strength may make the problem more manageable.
For more severe cases there are a number of medical interventions that can be helpful. As a last resort surgical treatment options may even be considered. Both topical and oral medications may be employed to help decrease underarm sweating.
These include hexahydrate solution
the aluminum ingredient found in most antiperspirants and the botulinum injection, used to disable sweat glands in the affected area. Oral medications such as Ditropan, an anticholergenic drug, can also be effective.
Of course all medications and invasive medical treatments carry some risk of side effects, ranging from very mild (such as injection site soreness or swelling) to more severe, (such as a severe allergic reaction to a medication).
There are several herbal remedies
that can help you solve your sweating problems. These methods often have fewer side effects compared to the medical ones. In a small minority of cases hyperhidrosis is exacerbated by obesity, in which case, the remedy is a successful weight loss regimen that must be followed strictly.
The most popular guide for ending excessive sweating is “Stop Sweating and Start Living” by Mike Ramsey. You can check it online.
Although you cannot prevent excessive underarm sweating
natural treatments that address the root underlying causes may well provide the most effective long-term relief. What we know about the smell associated from sweating is that it is a combination between salt and toxins from your body and bacteria activity.
Thus, natural treatments that help to strengthen and cleanse the body’s systems will actually provide the greatest relief with minimal side effects.