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Conquer Your Excessive Sweating: Solutions to Hyperhidrosis

If you’re reading this, chances are your quality of life has been affected by excessive sweating. How do you know if your sweat is excessive? Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Does sweat negatively affect my everyday life & activities? 
  2. Do I sweat no matter what the climate or temperature is? 
  3. Do I sweat whether your activity level is high or low (or non-existent)? 
  4. Do my clothes have underarm stains? 
  5. Do I feel like I need to shower more than once per day because of sweatiness? 
  6. Do I often change my clothes multiple times a day because they’re soaked?

Man experiences excessive sweating through his shirt

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, you are sweating excessively and likely have hyperhidrosis. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. 7.8 million people suffer from excessive sweating so it’s more common than you’d think!

Of these nearly 8 million people, roughly 50% have axillary hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating of the underarms. According to the same study, adults ages 25-64 were the most prevalent group of people to suffer from excessive sweating. Interestingly enough, this age group is the prime working-age for most adults. 

What is Hyperhidrosis?

It is a medical condition that causes unpredictable and excessive sweating! Millions of people suffer from hyperhidrosis and feel like they live in a sweaty mess.

If left untreated, hyperhidrosis can lead to some unwanted consequences such as:

  • Warts
  • Body odor
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Jock itch
  • Maceration
  • Social and emotional complications
Typically, hyperhidrosis begins during adolescence and affects areas on the body such as hands, feet, armpits, back, and face. If hyperhidrosis begins during adolescence, there is the chance that it gets better with age.

Those who first experience hyperhidrosis in adulthood generally are affected by heavier axillary sweating. More studies need to be conducted to better understand the effects of hyperhidrosis as you age, but current studies find that hyperhidrosis is less prevalent among the elderly over the age of 65.

Man trying to stop excessive sweating through shirt
Man in purple collared shirt lifts his arm to inspect a sweat stain

What Are Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis can look different for everybody, but there are a few common symptoms you may be experiencing.The most common symptoms look something like this:

  • Clammy palms
  • Sweaty feet
  • Frequent sweating in other areas of the body
  • Sweating that noticeably soaks through the clothing
  • If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you likely have hyperhidrosis.

    Some people believe that excessive sweating is caused due to psychological issues like anxiety when in fact, it’s just the opposite. Sweating profusely can give people anxiety about leaving the house due to the embarrassment of excessive sweating.  

Effects of Excessive Sweating on Daily Life

You may be thinking, “so you sweat a lot, big deal. Everyone sweats.” But the problem with hyperhidrosis is it has negative effects on your everyday life.

Picture this:

You have an important job interview that you’ve been trying to land for months. The day of the interview arrives and you’re well prepared. You’ve researched the company and position thoroughly. But on the drive over, you suddenly become drenched in sweat, soaking through your freshly washed shirt and dry-cleaned suit. Now your hands are wet and clammy. You know that a handshake with your potential employer is in store, but the last thing you want is for your first impression to be a moist hand sliding into your interviewer’s hand. Not a great way to improve your chances for consideration. Quite the opposite, actually.  

Another scenario:

You’ve finally arranged a date with a longtime crush. You have reservations at a great local restaurant and at an exciting new piano bar downtown. You even have a new shirt you’ve been saving for such an occasion. But the sweating begins once again. Now you’re spiraling as the excessive sweating begins to take hold in all the wrong areas. Any hopes of hand-holding, hugging, or even sitting next to your date without worrying about your B.O. are gone. All your planning has now been for naught.

These are just a couple of the common and unfortunate scenarios that people with hyperhidrosis experience time and time again. Some people suffering from excessive sweating can often develop depression because they would rather be alone than have to go out with people and deal with all the sweat.

Sweating unusual amounts can be extremely time-consuming with changing clothing multiple times a day to hide sweat stains and showering an excessive amount to keep the body odor under control.

The good news is you don’t have to live this way

Man in a suit struggling with hyperhidrosis before an interview
Woman attempting to dry clammy hands with a cloth

How to Stop Excessive Sweating

Luckily, many doctors have developed solutions to solve this annoying problem so you can go back to living a normal life that’s not affected by clammy hands, a damp back, and pit stains.When you take control of your hyperhidrosis, you take control of your life.

1. Drink Plenty of Water

You heard right -- we’re suggesting you drink more moisture to reduce moisture coming out of your body.

But hear us out.

Drinking more water doesn’t cause sweating, but dehydration definitely can. It’s been shown that drinking more water can help curve your appetite for foods that are salty or spicy which tend to cause water retention and make you sweat more.  

2. Wear Clothing That Breathes

To reduce the appearance of excessive sweating, you can try wearing clothing that fits looser around areas that you tend to sweat the most from.

Sweat more from your pits? That’s a great opportunity to purchase fun, billowy sleeves that can hide your sweat stains.

Sweat the most on your back? Try a flowy shirt that doesn’t cling to your back.Now is also the time to learn about fabrics and which tend to breathe a little more and which ones act as a sealant for body heat. Generally speaking, the tighter the knit or weave the more likely you are to produce excess sweat.

Seek out the following fabrics to help your body breathe a little easier:

  • Cotton: While it is a breathable fabric, there is a downside: cotton will show your sweat stains.
  • Nylon & Polyester: Most activewear utilizes these two fabrics thanks to their quick-drying and moisture-wicking abilities. One downside is they to retain odor and the breathability varies depending just how tight the knit or weave is.
  • Rayon: Rayon, along with viscose and lycocell, are often included in a blend with other fabrics. The breathability is moderate but the material is generally quick to dry.

    Linen: The weaves here are generally wider allowing for greater airflow. But like cotton, it absorbs moisture which may not be ideal in certain circumstances.

  • Merino Wool: Wool still carries the stigma of being an itchy fabric but it has come a long way over the decades. Merino Wool breathes well, wicks moisture, and doesn’t retain odors like synthetic fabrics. It may not be as durable as cotton, but it’s a great option for breathability.

3. Be Careful Which Soaps You Use

Certain soaps can actually increase sweating, so be sure to find a non-cleansing type of soap to use every now and then. If you feel your hands beginning to get clammy you can easily run your hands under water and use a non-cleansing soap to make your slippery hands more dry. 

4. ZeroSweat Antiperspirant

The most effective solution is ZeroSweat and it’s all you need to keep your sweat away. ZeroSweat is an antiperspirant product that keeps your sweating under control and at bay.

How ZeroSweat Works

ZeroSweat products get down to the deep-rooted issue and stop the sweat (as opposed to just absorbing sweat like the other guys do).

Nighttime application allows our unique formula time to travel to the sweat gland and create a block that doesn’t wash off in the morning. In fact, this product is so strong that most customers only need to apply once a week!

 Say goodbye to sweat-stained clothing, anxiety about handshaking, and enjoy doing the activities you love. Get out there and use ZeroSweat for a relaxing, ‘no sweat’ kind of day. 


ZeroSweat products get down to the deep-rooted issue and stop the sweat (as opposed to just absorbing sweat like the other guys do).

Nighttime application allows our unique formula time to travel to the sweat gland and create a block that doesn’t wash off in the morning. In fact, this product is so strong that most customers only need to apply once a week!