Excess Sweating Treatments, 30 '11 Subject: Health& Fitness, Viewed by: 80
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for the overproduction of sweat in various areas of the body. You don't have to suffer unduly from embarrassing hyperhidrosis. There will likely be several avenues for excess sweating treatments you can try. Work with your doctor to develop the plan that works for you.
The affected areas are excessively wet and cause a lot of social awkwardness. The sweating occurs without apparent outside triggers, but it can increase with nervousness. The cause behind these wild sweat glands is generally an over-active sympathetic nervous system and/or an over-supply of the sweat glands themselves.
As mentioned above, hyperhidrosis can affect several different parts of the body, such as the face, hands, feet, and armpits (axilla). For many milder cases of axillary hyperhidrosis, a good antiperspirant product offers a great deal of relief. These generally contain an aluminum salt, which can absorb a large volume of water. These products are available over the counter, or by prescription for more challenging cases. Endoscopic sympathectomies (the interruption of the sympathetic ganglia located in the chest wall or lumbar area) are performed mainly for axillary, hand and foot sweating. This stops the nervous stimulation to the targeted sweat glands. There are also axillary suction curettage procedures which remove the sweat glands and special electrical machines which disrupt the sweat gland's function via electrical current.
Working with your physician, you can find the excess sweating treatments that will work the best for you. It is strongly advised that one eliminates the more conservative (medical) treatment options before considering surgery. I personally managed to get rid of all my sweat problems with a step by step sweat removal guide.