Based on Web MD, it is estimated that 2-3% of the people in America suffer from hyperhidrosis, excessive perspiration. Of these millions of wet and unhappy people, most do not know that this excessive sweating is a medical condition and about half of them do not think there is a treatment option for them. So, if you are tired of changing your wet shirt or blouse during the day due to your excessive sweating, you may have hyperhidrosis. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you have hyperhidrosis. After learning more about the symptoms and possible solutions, you’ll be able to recognize that ZeroSweat is among the safest, easiest, and most convenient hyperhidrosis treatments on the market.
Perspiration is a natural and healthy human occurrence, the body's natural air conditioning - if you will. The evaporation of the sweat off the body's surface cools the surface. If you are outside and it is hot or you are strenuously exercising, your body sweats in order to cool down.
The brain triggers the body to sweat due to hormones, emotions, a hot environment, or physical activity. This brain stimulus is sent to your sweat glands. There are two main types of sweat glands:
Any part of the body can be affected, but the most common are the underarms, faces, hands, feet, chest areas, and groin.
Although neurologic or infectious type systemic diseases may sometimes cause hyperhidrosis, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy, from teens to seniors. Geography and climate do not have any bearing on the condition; there aren’t higher concentrations of people who suffer from the condition in hotter climates, contrary to popular belief. Many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all their waking hours, regardless of their mood or the weather. The body's mechanism for cooling itself is too overactive for its own good. However, when this happens, it comes with significant psychological and social burdens since it interferes with daily activities.
Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis: this type of excessive sweating is caused by an underlying medical condition or a side effect to medication. This hyperhidrosis is usually sweating over large areas of your body, thus called generalized. It usually starts in an adult upon the onset of the medical condition or the beginning of taking the medicine and often will result in sweating at night while sleeping. Conditions such as alcoholism, diabetes, gout, obesity, heart failure, menopause, cancer, hyperthyroidism, and rheumatoid arthritis are a few of the known medical conditions that may cause secondary hyperhidrosis. The term for the drug-induced sweating is diaphoresis.
Primary focal (localized) hyperhidrosis: this type of excessive sweating for no apparent reason and is the medical condition itself. It occurs in specific areas of the body (focal areas) such as hands, feet, underarms, and/or head and face. Of course, the medical community have medical terms for the specific areas that excessively sweat; axillary hyperhidrosis is the extreme wetness of the underarms and palmoplantar hyperhidrosis is the sweating of the palms and feet.
Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and can have negative side effects on many areas of your life. Most people are not familiar with hyperhidrosis which makes explaining it very difficult. As you can well imagine, Hyperhidrosis can affect your romantic life.
If you don’t suffer from Hyperhidrosis, it is difficult to understand how embarrassing and inconvenient it is when you sweat all the way out of a blouse, dress shirt, or even a suit when you are in a business meeting and your face is dripping sweat. None of that builds confidence in your presentation skills. Also, it gives the appearance that you are nervous.
When you go to shake hands with friends or new acquaintances and your palms are wet, you’ve probably tried to nonchalantly wipe your hands on your clothes. This can be pretty embarrassing! When you have Hyperhidrosis, there is no shortage of activities and scenarios that can really cause some mental anguish.
I have noticed that I tend to drop things when I try to pick them up because of my sweaty hands. Not a particularly good thing when using knives or picking up glass items! Any of these can lead to depression and/or a lack of confidence.
A few common questions that people ask are:
Probably not. If your excessive sweating is the primary focal type, it is probably caused by a family genetic predisposition and therefore, you will not likely outgrow it.
Yes. If you lose more water through profuse sweating than you drink, you may dehydrate. The normal non-active person needs eight to 12 glasses of water per day. If you sweat excessively, you should increase your water intake.
Maybe. It is difficult to tell whether anxiety causes excessive sweating or if excessive sweating causes the anxiety: a chicken and egg type of deal. In other words, there is a possibility that social anxiety may cause hyperhidrosis. This is a good question for you to discuss with a medical professional.
Perspiration is just salt water, so it does not create body odor in and of itself. But when you sweat, and it comes in contact with normally occurring bacteria on your skin. This produces the smell, that can be rather potent.
Most people shower in warm to hot water. This signals to your body that you are hot and in need of cooling off. Sweating occurs as your body's cooling mechanism.
It affects men and women equally and most commonly occurs among people aged 15–70 years old.
Sadly, camouflaging the symptoms of excessive sweating does little, if anything, to treat the root cause of the condition. Here are a variety of measures that hyperhidrosis sufferers can do to make the best of their situations:
Another approach is a treatment called iontophoresis. This is a device that passes a mild electrical current through water (using a shallow pan for hands or feet or specific pads for other body areas) and through the skin's surface.
If, after exhausting your options for natural remedies, diet, clothing and wardrobe adjustments, you could look into a more significant financial investment in your dryness. At this point, you could have laser surgery for your hyperhidrosis. Lasers can precisely target, heat, and destroy the sweat glands which are found in a specific layer of tissue under the skin of the underarms. Tiny incisions, which are often so small they don't even require a stitch, are made in the underarms to allow the laser tool to be passed under the skin. Because of the cost and inconvenience, this option would be the last resort.
When used correctly, according to the included instructions, ZeroSweat can make a huge impact on your life and keep you dry and looking cool when that was not a possibility in the past.
ZeroSweat is absorbed into the glands and forms a block while you sleep. You will be dry in the morning. It doesn't leave a residue, it doesn't wash off and it lasts for days. You will not know that it is there but you sure will know that it is working. No mess, no surgery, no more sweating!
Although ZeroSweat’s antiperspirant roll-on is meant for underarms, it can be used anywhere you have localized sweating. For a different, more convenient application, you can also use the antiperspirant lotion on hands, feet, or even your face. If you want to put a damper on your hyperhidrosis and avoid wet and stained pits, no more sopping shirts, no more dripping neck and face. Besides the cost of a couple of cups of coffee, you have nothing else to lose.
In some cases, the product can last up to seven days. Stay dry, friends!