Suffer From Excessive Sweating? You're Not Alone

Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects a much larger proportion of the U.S. population than previously reported. According to a national survey, an estimated 7.8 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis. People suffering from hyperhidrosis experience excessive sweating on the underarms, palms of hands, soles of feet and the face, to name a few places. Cold, wet handshakes, soiled or damaged shirts, papers and shoes are just some of the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Anxiety and stress often accompany hyperhidrosis, as well. Fortunately, there are many simple non-invasive and inexpensive treatments that are enormously effective with this challenge. The first step is to reduce grains and sugars in your diet, as this has an enormously beneficial effect on hyperhidrosis. The answer is not to pile on aluminum-containing antiperspirants (the aluminum builds up in your system and has been linked to Alzheimer's) or to cut out the nerves that cause sweating, which a past study actually recommended.

EurekAlert July 28, 2004

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