Stop Sweating and Start Living
פברואר 7, 2009
Stop Sweating and Start Living
What are the medical issues and details behind excessive sweating? Did you know that about 1% some say even 2% of the worlds population suffers from excessive sweating. With this article there is thorough, comprehensive, and up to date information in regards to excessive sweating. Excessive sweating or as its known in medical literature as hyperhidrosisis a clinical condition where parts of the body are sweating beyond what the body needs. It is commonly an inherited condition and can affect those who suffer from it on a social, functional, and emotional level. The good news is, there are several different ways to combat excessive sweating with varying levels of effectiveness depending on the severity of the excessive sweating problem.
First let’s see the most two common sweating regions:
1-Hand Sweating / Sweaty Palms: or as its known as palmar hyperhidrosis is the most common form of excessive sweating. Those who suffer from it start having the symptoms at a young age usually grade school. Its intensity can vary among people. It does have a genetic relation and about 50% of the patients have a family history with the condition. Recently the exact genetic location was found but a practical treatment with these new findings is still a long ways off. It can affect a person on a functional, emotional, and social level.
This condition is primarily a physiological issue but it can be aggravated by emotional stimuli. Physiological meaning that the person can not control the level of sweating or timing of it. Attempts to control this condition are numerous and they range from lotions, pills, herbal medications, bio feedback, electric currents (iontophoresis), acupuncture, to surgery. It should be emphasized that patients who suffer from severe excessive hand sweating should try at least some of the conservative approaches before any decision is made to go ahead with surgery.
In the past surgery meant a very extensive and invasive approach to get to the sympathetic nervous system located in the chest cavity. But these days without having to have any kind of surgeries , thanks to this miraculous e-book of STOP SWEATING AND START LIVING all things are possible now.
2–Sweaty Armpit / Axillary Hyperhidrosis : Armpit sweating or as its known as axillary sweating is another form of excessive sweating. It can be associated with palmar hyperhidrosis in about 40% of the cases or it can be presented on its own. The armpit area has two types of sweat glands, eccrine and apocrine glands. The eccrine glands will be affected by sympathectomy and not so for the apocrine glands. For those patients who have the armpit sweating together with the hand sweating sympathectomy will help in about 75 to 80% of the cases.
Many patients state that after using a regular deoderant is enough to control their axillary sweating, but they also state that it doesn’t last for last period of time. To see descriptions written in the book of Stop Sweating and Start Livingclick here
The most 2 common sweaty regions are covered right now,
let’s move to another part which is treatment:
1- antiperspirants: For mild to moderate cases axillary sweating antiperspirants would be a good solution for this case, but in excessive sweating cases it would be difficult to control such thing, so Stop Sweating and Start Living Book is giving some tips on how to Stop Sweating for Good and then lead a normal life, without paying a lot of bills like before.
2-Botox® : Botox ® is the commercial name given to a toxin which is produced from botulism toxin. It blocks the chemical transmitter that causes sweating. It is used mainly on isolated cases of armpit sweating. The injection of the Botox ® in the armpit areas can help the patient for about 3 to 6 months at a time. Some people try to use it to treat palmar hyperhidrosis but it is less effective and very painful. So far at present Botox® is not FDA approved for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis or excessive hand sweating.
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Hope it helps…..