How To Stop Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Fast

Published: 15th September 2009
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If you suffer from excessive sweating, you are not alone. Excessive sweating is caused by hyperhidrosis, a very common condition that affects nearly 3% of the population. Most people that suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat regardless of the mood or the weather and never seek treatment.

There are two kinds of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. With primary hyperhidrosis, there is usually no apparent cause of the excessive sweating, and there is a high probability that it is associated with genetics. Secondary hyperhidrosis may be associated with other medical conditions including neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, cancer, etc.

Varieties of Hyperhidrosis:

1. Armpits: Axillary Hyperhidrosis
2. Palms and soles: Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis
3. Face and head: Craniofacial Hyperhidrosis

Common Treatments for Hyperhidrosis:

1. Aluminum Chloride Hexahydrate: This is a variant of aluminum chloride found in prescription strength deodorants such as Drysol. It has a satisfactory success rate for those suffering from excessive armpit sweating (Axillary Hyperhidrosis). The aluminum salts in this type of deodorant block the sweat ducts under the arms and prevent sweat from pouring out.

2. Iontophoresis: This treatment is most effective for Palmoplantar Hyperhidrosis and consists of a device that transfers an electric charge to the skin through water that prevents the sweat glands from activating. This treatment is not painful and consists of 10-20 minute sessions. During the first few weeks of treatment several sessions are required a week. Afterwards maintenance sessions are administered every one to three weeks. You can purchase the device with a doctor's prescription and insurance companies may cover the cost.

3. Oral Medications: This kind of treatment is usually a last resort. It is usually only used for special occasions because of the side effects which include blurry vision, insomnia, and dry mouth. An example medication is Robinul, an anticholinergic medication that reduce certain nerve impulses that can cause sweating.

4. Excessive Sweating Treatment Programs: Tens of thousands of people have eliminated their excessive sweating in less than three weeks using programs developed by previous hyperhidrosis sufferers such as Mark Ramsey and Armin Vegard.

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