Thursday, 16 August 2007

Treatment For Sweating

Sweating is just another way in which the body disposes of waste matter, albeit in extremely small amounts, made worse by nervousness and nausea and decreased by cold. Sweating is an essential function that helps the body stay cool – you can think of it as the body’s air-con system! Although no one knows why some individuals sweat excessively, it is known that sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system. Sweating is the release of a salty liquid from the body's sweat glands. If sweating is accompanied by fever, weight loss, chest pain, shortness of breath, or a rapid, pounding heartbeat, talk to a doctor. Research shows that it occurs in about 1% of the population. See the link below for advice on how to stop sweting and especially get rid of underarm sweating. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of temperature regulation, although it has been proposed that components of male sweat can act as pheromonal cues .

Causes Of Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, is a problem that many people suffer from. Excessive sweating can be a great problem for many people, just as a lack of sweating can be a problem. It may be episodic or continuous. Excessive sweating may also be a symptom of menopause. You can control it with strong anti-perspirants, which plug the sweat ducts. Excessive hand sweating/ palmar hyperhidrosis (the infamous wet hand shake!) is the only indication at present for which we recommend Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS). Excessive sweating has many causes, including: hyperhidrosis, strenuous activity, hot weather or wearing too much clothing for the temperature. Inherited factors, as some people sweat more than others, migraine headaches, almost any infection, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis or a serious heart infection called endocarditis. Excessive sweating is a very annoying and embarrassing disorder. Research shows that it occurs in about 1% of the population.

Read more to find out how to stop sweating and reduce underarm sweating

1 comment:

Jackie said...

It should be noted that ETS surgery can end in compensatory sweating. Often a patient may go into surgery with a sweating hands problem. Then a few weeks after surgery, their feet are excessively sweating.