How to Treat With Excessive Underarm Sweating

By: Jeff Schuman

Excessive underarm sweating is a condition that can be embarrassing to talk about, but very easy to treat. If you suffer from excessive sweating here are some things you can do to make sure you keep your sweating under control.

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for people who suffer from excessive underarm sweating. It is estimated over 8 million people suffer from it in the United States alone so we are talking about a pretty significant number of people.

Sweating is perfectly normal thing and a necessary thing for the body to do. Sweating is how our body controls it's temperature and we all have over 3 million sweat glands. We sweat more when we are exerting ourselves and our body is forced to work harder to keep cool.

Some people have bodies that are always working hard to keep cool and this causes an abnormal amount of sweating. Usually a strong underarm odor is another problem that comes with people who cannot stop sweating.

To cure it and keep it under control you have to find ways to keep your body cool naturally. Here are a few suggestions.

1. Some people have reported having high levels of lead and mercury in their system, possible form old dental fillings. Mercury and other heavy metals interfere with enzymes and digestion. By replacing those and taking a multi vitamin with no copper as well as B Vitamins and Folic Acid they were able to stop sweating excessively.

2. Use a prescription deodorant like CertainDri or Drysol.

3. Look for a deodorant that contains active ingredients that blocks the sweat pores. Something that contains a high level of Aluminum Chloride.

4. When you shower use an antibacterial soap for drying out your underarm.

5. Avoid wearing clothes that fit to tightly. Loose clothing will let your underarms breathe easier. Natural fabrics, like silk and cotton allow sweat to dry more quickly.

6. Avoid spicy foods, caffeine, onions and garlic, and alcohol. Alcohol and caffeine tend to make you sweat more and spicy foods can cause you to perspire more as well.

7. Meditation has proved to help some people. Excessive underarm sweating can cause excessive anxiety. Meditation maintains the body's hormonal balance and helps you relax which allows your body to cool down and sweat less.

8. By drinking plenty of water you can lower your body temperature. Plus this is good for everything else that can go wrong with your body!

Don not give up. Excessive underarm sweating is a condition that thousands of people deal with on a daily basis, so there is no need to be ashamed or embarrassed. Speak with your physician today or try some of the suggestions in this article to see if one works for you.

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