Hyperhidrosis is a common disorder which produces severe excessive sweating in certain areas of the body, like underarms, palms, soles of the feet, head, and facial sweating. It is thought that hyperhidrosis is a result of over activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Underarm problems tend to start around puberty, while palm and sole sweating may begin earlier, often during childhood or adolescence. Although neurologic,metabolic, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most cases occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat nearly all the time, regardless of their mood or the weather.
Just sweating more than other people when it’s hot or when physical exertion is undertaken, it is not hyperhidrosis. It is just variations in levels of sweating. However, if there is excessive sweating without a good reason - like sweating even in mild temperatures or without being stressed physically or mentally - it can be a sign of hyperhidrosis. Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, and it complicates business and social interactions. Severe cases can have serious practical consequences as well, making it hard for people who suffer from it to hold a pen, grip a steering wheel, or shake hands.
Here are some natural home remedies for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating:
Tomato Juice - Have a glass of fresh, homemade tomato juice a day for at least a whole week. If you see some progress, you can continue it for some more days - everyday or alternate days.
Herbal Tea– Herbal tea has been proved to be one of the very good home remedies for excessive sweating. Sage herbal tea is particularly effective cure for hyperhidrosis. Brew sage in hot water and let it cool down. Have it everyday to get rid of excessive sweating. Sage contains vitamin B and magnesium which helps reduce the sweat gland activity and therefore reduce underarm sweating.
Witch hazel - This plant has natural astringent properties and acts as a natural antiperspirant for face. It gently dries skin and helps prevent infection.
Wheatgrass Juice - Wheatgrass juice or the water extract from young wheat grass is very effective home remedy for excessive sweating. It helps in neutralizing acids and toxins in the blood and is also a very good source of protein, vitamin C, vitamin B-12, folic acid, and vitamin B-6. A glass of wheatgrass a day can help reduce excessive sweating.
Replace your daily coffee with hot tea mixed with a few pinches of passion flower – found in health stores in powdered form.
You can use the following methods and see if they help:
Control your diet and find out if you are eating any foods that cause heavy sweating. Foods like caffeine and alcohol can induce heavy sweating, if consumed in large amounts. You should also avoid spicy food as they tend to result result in a heavy smell in your sweat.
Make sure that you wear clothes that are not too warm for your body. Tight fitting clothes can trap sweat easily, making sweat stains more obvious to others. Always wear loose clothes to avoid this situation, and allow more circulation of air through your body.
Finally, if you feel that your sweating problems might be partially caused by stress, you can try relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation. Always take breaks to relax yourselves and never allow yourself to be overworked.