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Reasons for Excessive Sweating + 6 Habits to Help You Treat It

Excessive sweating treatment is not that easy, because it’s directly connected to your lifestyle and everyday behavior. Learn what might cause your heavy perspiration and choose the right path to treatment with Flo!
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Excessive sweating before period is due

Sweating and hot flashes before period are some of the numerous manifestations of PMS.

These symptoms do not depend on age, but are associated with fluctuations in the levels of progesterone and estrogen during the cycle. (These hormones influence the hypothalamus, the brain center of thermoregulation.)

In the second phase of the cycle, after ovulation:
  • the level of progesterone rises, resulting in a slightly higher body temperature (up to 99.5 °F/37.5 °C), which you may not feel
  • a decrease in the level of estrogen affects the hypothalamus that gives a signal to regulate the body temperature
If the imbalance between estrogen and progesterone is significant, the hypothalamus settings go haywire, resulting in hot flashes and sweating.

This means that the body has launched coping mechanisms to compensate for heat loss.

If you have such symptoms, avoid hot and stuffy places, do not wear synthetic fabrics, do light exercises, and eat more vegetables and fruits.

Excessive sweating causes

Sweating can increase due to physical activity, stress, and weather changes.

Excessive sweating is often observed before menstruation, especially at night.

This is caused by fluctuations in hormone levels in the body and a slight body temperature elevation in the luteal phase of the cycle. This condition is normal and doesn’t require treatment.

On such days, you should shower more often (contrast shower is fine), wear pajamas, use bed linen made from natural fabrics, and maintain a comfortable temperature in the bedroom.

Sweating is likely to subside with the onset of a new menstrual cycle.

How to stop excessive sweating

Sweating is a natural function of the body. But what can you do if you sweat too much and feel uncomfortable about it?

There are several ways that you can adjust your personal climate control and avoid discomfort. These are the ways of excessive sweating treatment:

  • Daily hygiene: you can use mild antibacterial soap when taking a shower, apply antiperspirant on clean, dry skin, and use special armpit pads.
  • Natural fabrics and multi-layered clothing: you will always be able to put on or take off a certain item if the temperature changes.
  • Moderately cool temperature: regular aeration or air conditioning in the room you spend a lot of time in can also alleviate the situation.
  • Lifestyle: excessive sweating is often caused by excess weight, nicotine addiction, alcohol abuse, and consumption of spicy food and caffeinated drinks.
  • Drinking habits: you should increase the amount of pure water that you drink.
  • Reduce stress and control your emotions: meditation, breathing practices, yoga, long walks, warm baths, and quiet music can help you.

By following these simple suggestions, you can significantly reduce sweating and avoid related inconveniences.

Groin sweating: why does it happen and how can you fight it?

In the human body, there are about 4 million sweat glands of two types: eccrine and apocrine. The latter are located, for example, in the armpit, on the external genitalia, and the areolas of the breast.

The secretion of these glands causes a specific, sometimes unpleasant odor because of bacterial activity.

If your groin has become very sweaty, there are reasons for this, such as hot weather or intense working out. Don’t worry. This means your sweat glands are functioning properly.

You can deal with excessive sweating by following simple hygiene rules.

After taking a shower, towel the groin area dry, wear comfortable underwear made from natural fabrics and give preference to loose skirts and trousers in hot weather.

If you are physically active, consider special tight-fitting workout clothes. It will reduce the friction of the skin folds and allow your body to remain dry and fresh.

Sweaty feet: how to deal with them

If your feet are constantly wet and smell bad, it can cause great discomfort. There are a number of reasons this is happening: genetic predisposition, stress, hormonal failures, medication.

Let's figure out how to cope with the situation and ease your condition.
  • It is important to pay special attention to feet hygiene, in particular, the area between your toes. It is beneficial to use antibacterial soap. You can also soak your feet in strong tea or in a weak vinegar solution.
  • Don’t wear the same shoes every day. They must dry out. In warm weather, it is better to wear open-toed shoes.
  • Special items can also help. Disposable insoles with plant antibacterial components will absorb moisture and prevent unpleasant odor. Special sweat socks made of bamboo or merino wool, or those with mesh inserts, are extremely absorbent, remove moisture, and have a strong antibacterial effect, which will help keep your feet warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer.

If none of the above suggestions work for you, there are medical ways to solve the problem: special antiperspirants, botox injections, ionotherapy, and others.

What is emotional sweating and how can you deal with it?

Sweating is a vital physiological function of the body, which is provided by almost 4 million sweat glands. It is mainly responsible for thermoregulation.

Sometimes, sweating can stem from emotions. It occurs in response to fear, anxiety, stress, agitation, and pain, and it does not depend on the temperature of the environment.

Thus, an internal protective mechanism is activated, causing the body to work intensively. Its temperature rises, which leads to sweating. In this case, the sweat glands of the face, armpits, palms, and feet are stimulated.

Here are some tips for emotional sweating treatment:

  • Regular practice of breathing deeply and slowly for a few minutes a day will help relax and eliminate the effects of stress.
  • Calm music reduces the heart rate and pressure, as well as slows down breathing.
  • A warm bath, swimming, or any water activity will have a beneficial effect on the nervous system.
  • By taking notes of emotional and stressful events during the day and analyzing their causes, you will learn to control the situation.
  • Laughter is an excellent remedy for emotional stress. It perfectly does away with stressful reactions.

If sweating causes too much concern and you fail to cope with it on your own, turn to a doctor for help.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695293/
https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/stress#1
http://www.drypharmacist.com/excessive-sweating---more-ways-than-one.html
https://www.thompsontee.com/blog/8-types-of-sweating-problems
http://www.pmscomfort.com/pms-pmdd-symptoms/pms-hot-flashes.aspx
https://www.everydayhealth.com/specialists/menopause/manson/qa/hot-flashes-during-menstruation/index.aspx

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