Rajiv Pradhan, I am a robot dog Rajiv what? What on earth are you on about? Hey guys, you're probably here because you want to know all about excessive sweating and what you can do to reduce it well I'm going to answer that question along with many other questions in this week's responding to your comments where we look at fun questions We look at science-based questions, but most importantly we look at the evidence and EJ our dear Abraham Can you please do a video to help with excessive sweating Andy jr.
Thank you for your comment This is from the how to lose weight video.
And of course I can so excessive sweating is otherwise known as hyper hydrosis That's what we call it in the medical world It can be localized to one area or it can affect the entire face or the entire body It can be quite embarrassing to deal with especially when it starts to interfere with people's lives, I guess So once again undies, thank you for your comment Now the good news is that sometimes it does get better with age But there's also many things that you can do to help with it But before we learn about that, let's first learn about the condition itself.
So sweating is controlled by the brain It sends signals by the sympathetic nerves too.
Small sweat glands in the skin These nerves are part of the autonomic nerves so it's responsible for all the unconscious functions that we don't actually realize so for example When our body temperature increases when we feeling anxious we tend to sweat more, but please remember that Hyperhidrosis affects the water producing eccrine sweat glands and not the ape require sweat glands that produce a more oily sweat They generally have an odor and they're found under the armpits.
For example So what this means is that hyperhidrosis isn't a direct result of bad odor unless you have hyperhidrosis of the feet Which there are some harmless bacteria there that can cause an unpleasant odor now there are different types of hyperhidrosis And the most common is localized symetrical hyperhidrosis that affects both sides equally So for example on the palms under the armpits on the soles on the face, both sides are affected Equally, it usually starts during childhood or adolescence and it usually improves with age as well.
We also have generalized Hyperhidrosis where the entire body is affected and this will be caused by many things such as infections going through the menopause Diabetes thyroid problems and even medication I will leave more information about all of these in the description below for you as well anxiety can also worsen hyper hydrosis But this doesn't mean that the person is unusually anxious or stressed out And another thing that can make hydrosis worse is the worrying of sweating this can cause quite a vicious cycle That actually makes it worse and lastly we have disease or irritation of the sympathetic nerve, which is quite rare But it causes sweating across the whole body or localized on one area So localized on one side of the face or one side of the body So as you can see, there are quite a few reasons for hyper hydrosis so the first advice I would give everyone is speak to your healthcare professional so that it can check you out so they can ask all the relevant questions and also Do all the examinations and tests to make sure and rule out anything that might be causing the hyperhidrosis this is the most important thing that everyone should do to begin with and when there is an underlying condition causing the Hyperhidrosis by treating that underlying condition it will most likely stop the hyperhidrosis.
But let's say everything is fine There are many things that we can do to help control the symptoms and that's what we're going to discuss now So first off there are a few simple changes that you can make and if you haven't tried any of them Well, please do because they can have quite a significant impact on reducing your hyperhidrosis So for example wearing looser fitting clothes not wearing tight clothes and made of manmade fabrics like nylon, for example This is really bad and it causes a lot more sweating also wearing the cotton t-shirt under layer This can also really help with hyperhidrosis of the entire body and wear cotton socks that absorb the moisture and try to change them twice A day also change your shoes daily and try not to wear tight shoes or tie trainers All of these can make things a lot worse It's also best to avoid cerb containing products instead use an emollient as a soap replacement This can have a very big impact also If you drink alcohol Or if you eat a lot of spicy foods try and avoid these as these are being shown to worsen hyperhidrosis So these are a few simple changes that you can make they can have quite a big difference.
But what about treatments? Let's talk about them now.
So let's start of aluminium chloride.
It's found in many commercially available Antiperspirants, but there are much stronger ones available that you can purchase from your pharmacy You can use them under your armpits on your hands.
Well the palms your hands on the soles of your feet It can be very effective, but it can make you skin very sore to begin with So the best thing that you can do is speak to your pharmacist first one to make sure it is safe and suitable to use It and to so they can advise you how to use it properly to reduce the soreness of the skin also Please always read the information That comes with it because it has some really good advice on it and you'll also be able to know if you're safe Unsuitable to use it There are some newer products available in the market as well that contain aloe vera with the aluminium chloride and this is said to help Reduce the soreness so that could be a potential option as well.
All other treatments have to be prescribed such as glyco pyonium There's also Botox but I will leave loads more information about all of these in the description below So if you're interested check them out I really hope my tips help you in this video and if anyone has any of their own suggestions Please leave a comment below – because I'd love to read it And I'm sure anyone else watching this video.
Would love to read it – but always remember your awesome Zefat, Damian.
Oh my god I'm 34.
I was using mouthwash or water right after brushing all my life.
Thank you for that video separate, Damian Thank you for your comment.
This is from the how to brush your teeth properly video.
Which featured dr S on my good dentist friend and yes, you would be surprised that a lot of people do that So I'm really glad that that video could help you and thank you for your comment pure math Did you Naruto run in 4 minute 37 like if he did this is one of those types of comments pure math Thank you for your comment.
This is from the how to sleep faster video, but I literally have no idea.
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