Four Ways To Combat Excessive Sweating



Four Ways To Combat Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Sweat is our body’s way of cooling us down naturally. However, when we suffer from hyperhidrosis, we sweat even when our body doesn’t need to cool itself down. For those who deal with hyperhidrosis, the sweat glands in the underarms, feet, palms and head work overtime to cool the body down even when it’s not necessary. Although hyperhidrosis is not dangerous, it can become problematic, leaving you to feel embarrassed about your condition. Before you change your shirt for the umpteenth time, look below at four ways you can combat excessive sweating.

Ways To Combat Excessive Sweating

  1. MiraDry:MiraDry® is a 3 in 1 treatment, that uses” miraWave” technology, to permanently reduce sweat, odor and underarm hair. It takes about 1 hour for the procedure and it works immediately! Patients report an almost 80% sweat reduction in their underarms.
  2. Watch what you eat:A diet full of fast, processed foods can cause you to sweat uncontrollably. Your daily caffeine intake can also factor into your excessive sweating. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and in turn convinces your adrenal glands that they need to get to work. You don’t have to give up caffeine completely, but limit your intake if you want to stop sweating so much.
  3. Botox injections: Botox injections are a Health Canada and FDA-approved treatment for excessive sweating. When injected into the underarms or palms, Botox blocks the chemical in our body that stimulates our adrenal glands. The effects of Botox can last up to six months, and when these effects wear off, you can undergo more treatments. Botox is safe and can be administered by a plastic surgeon, nurse practitioner or physician.
  4. Properly apply antiperspirant: It may seem like second nature to apply deodorant after we get dressed in the morning, but that’s not the right way to do it. In order to properly apply antiperspirant so that it works to combat excessive sweating, it needs to be applied at night when your armpits are clean. The active ingredient in deodorant is aluminum chloride, and it needs time to work to block our sweat glands. Also, when we apply deodorant at night after a shower, we are more relaxed than in the morning when we’re getting ready for work.
  5. Regular exercise:The more we exercise, the more our body releases endorphins (the chemical responsible for us feeling great and relaxed). When we have ample endorphins coursing through our body, our stress levels are lowered and we tend to sweat less. When you suffer from excessive sweating, your body acts like it’s in a constant state of stress. When you exercise regularly, your body will begin to realize that it doesn’t need to be in fight or flight mode and your sweat glands will relax in turn. Regular exercise is classified as 30 minutes of cardio 3-5 times per week.

If you are plagued by hyperhidrosis, please contact us today. We offer Botox to help with excessive sweating.

November 6, 2017

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