A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Excessive Sweating
I had a question the other day about excessive sweating.
Excessive sweating, is a common disorder which causes a lot of unhappiness.
An estimated 2-3% of Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms or of the palms and soles of the feet.
Underarm problems tend to start in late adolescence, while palm and sole sweating often begins earlier, around age 13 on average.
Untreated, these problems may continue throughout life.
Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, and complicates business and social interactions.
Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a car steering wheel, or shake hands.
Although neurologic, metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy.
Heat and emotions may trigger excessive sweating in some, but many who suffer from excessive sweating sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather.
Through a systematic evaluation of causes and triggers of excessive sweating, followed by a careful step-by-step approach to treatment, many people with this annoying disorder can achieve good results and improved quality of life.
The approach to treating excessive sweating generally proceeds as follows:
>Over-the-counter antiperspirants are usually tried first because they are readily available.
>Prescription strength antiperspirants.
>Iontophoresis, a device which passes direct electricity through the skin using tap water
>Oral medications. Anticholinergics reduce sweating.
>Botox (botulinum toxin), recently approved in the U.S. by the FDA for treating excessive underarm sweating.
>Surgery. A procedure called cervical sympathectomy, considered as a last resort
To deal with excessive sweating it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily as it hydrates body and brain cells, thins mucus, and flushes toxins.
*Increase Omega3/omega6 essential fats.
*Keep a balanced pH.
*Use Enfuselle and/or ShakleeBaby skin care products.
*Tea Tree Oil is an antibacterial topical treatment.
*Epsom salts baths may be beneficial/soothing.
*Consider liver and/or colon cleanses, fasting, and/or juicing.
*Review my post on candida.
*Consider aloe vera (gel from inside fresh leaves is best).
*Eliminate toxic personal care, laundry and cleaning products.
*Eliminate personal care products that upset skin’s natural pH.
*Decrease excessive sun exposure.
*Decrease exposure to chlorinated shower/bath water, pools and hot tubs.
*Improve your digestion and elimination processes.
*Discover allergies/sensitivities (food and/or environmental) that may trigger or aggravate condition.
*Eliminate free radical damage.