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Excessive Sweating

Sweating is a normal mechanism to cool the body after strenuous exercise or physical activity. Some excess sweating is normal during the summer months but if you are suffering from excessive sweating even when you are resting or in cool temperatures then you may be suffering from hyperhidrosis. This condition causes you to perspire even when your body doesn’t need to be cooled down. It can also be a sign of diabetes, infection or thyroid problems which is quite common among people who eat rich food and are overweight.

Some causes of excessive sweating:

  • Diabetes
  • Fever
  • Leukemia
  • Menopause
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Tuberculosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Inflammation of stomach lining
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Malaria
  • Side effects such as antidepressants and beta blockers
  • Stress

Few symptoms:

  • Wet or clammy palms of the feet and hand
  • Sweating quite often
  • Visible sweating through clothes
  • Skin problems due to fungal or bacterial infection
  • Strong body odor

Excessive sweating quite embarrassing in social or professional settings. Most cases of excessive sweating are not detrimental to the body but they can impact a person’s day to day life significantly.

How you can treat excessive sweating?