Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating is a problem that many people are familiar with. Sometimes increased sweating occurs for quite natural physiological reasons, but in some cases, the reason of excessive sweating can be the presence of any disease or using some medications.

Sweating is a natural function of the body. Through the allocation of sweat, your body performs the function of cooling. As a rule, sweating shows itself in conditions of high temperature due to physical exertion or emotionally unstable condition. However, in some cases, the release of sweat exceeds natural norms, and without any objective reasons. Excessive sweating in the medical language is called hyperhidrosis.

The causes of increased sweating can be very different.

Emotional disorders:

In some cases, increased doses of sweat are released during mental disorders and emotional instability. For example, severe anxiety often provokes panic and, as a result, increased sweating. Often people sweat strongly in stressful situations, and even in case of depression. In such cases, you need to contact a specialist who is able to solve this problem. Most often in such situations, medications are prescribed that eliminate feelings of anxiety or depression and reduce sweating as a consequence of such conditions.

Health problems:

Increased sweating can be a sign of the presence of a disease, for example, diabetes, lung or heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or even cancer. Sometimes excessive sweating accompanies the presence of serious infection, in particular tuberculosis.

Hormonal disorders:

Elevated doses of sweat are often a consequence of hormonal changes in the body. Hormonal bursts are usually observed in women during menopause, hot flushes are often accompanied by redness of the skin and the allocation of elevated doses of sweat. Pregnancy largely influences the hormonal background, so increased sweating in pregnant women is not uncommon. In addition to hormones, sweat glands are affected by the presence of excess weight and increased blood microcirculation.

Medical preparations:

Many preparations prescribed and sold in pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription, can cause increased sweating. If you think that you began to sweat more because of taking any medication, but not completely sure about it, ask a specialist who can establish the correct diagnosis.

Excess weight:

Excess weight and obesity are other causes of increased sweating. If you overweight is not easy for body to support its weight, a person has to expend several times more energy and strength than with a normal weight. If in your case the excess sweating causes excess weight, try to change your lifestyle, start doing sports, try to follow a balanced diet, and it is possible, after dropping a few kilograms, you will get rid of excessive sweating. If it is difficult for you to change your habits and diet, try to at least wear light clothes made from natural fabrics, air the room and use special powders to absorb excess fluid.

Excessive sweating not only causes discomfort, but often causes feelings of depression and alienation. Fortunately, this problem is not eternal, do not hesitate to ask for help a specialist, a cosmetologist – dermatologist “Skin Clinic” will help to identify the causes of your problem and tell you how to get rid of it.

Treatment of excessive sweating:


These preparations are reduce sweating. The main active substances are salts of aluminum or zinc. They are basis on water and alcohol. Can be roller, spray, cream, lotion for the face, powder for hands and feet.

Antiperspirants are applied to clean, dry skin in the evening, before going to bed. During the night sleep preparations are absorbed and act for several days, do not wash off it with water. Do not use antiperspirants on damaged skin. A good effect is observed with moderate local hyperhidrosis. Possible complications: allergic reactions, irritation and swelling of the skin, itching.

Botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin allows to drain zones of a hyperhidrosis on the average for half a year. As a result of the toxin, the work of the sweat glands is disrupted. The best result is achieved on armpits hyperhidrosis. Possible complications: soreness, redness and swelling at the injection site in the first days after the procedure, individual intolerance.