What is Hyperhidrosis?
Around 1% of people who experience excessive sweating have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. The condition can produce up to five times more sweat than is normally required.
Hyperhidrosis is thought to occur as a result of overactive sweat glands, but the exact cause is unknown. Medical professionals believe it’s caused by a problem with the sympathetic nervous system, and possibly the genes too.
Some people may experience excessive sweating all over their body as a result of medical conditions or particular medications. This is called secondary hyperhidrosis. Pregnant women, women experiencing the menopause, or those with low blood sugar could experience secondary hyperhidrosis.
How to stop excessive sweating?
There are products and treatments that can help with excessive sweating. Extra protection antiperspirants like Sure® Women Maximum Protection Clean Scent have double the strength of a normal antiperspirant, which can make a big difference if you think you sweat too much.
Other ways to stop excessive sweating
Making a few lifestyle changes can help reduce sweating:
- Avoid sweat triggers like spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol.
- Avoid synthetic fabrics and wear loose-fitting clothing.
- Wear shoes and socks made from natural materials that draw moisture away from the feet like cotton, linen and bamboo.
- Change your clothes regularly and wash and dry them properly to avoid body odour and sweat patches.
- Use highly effective antiperspirants such as Sure® Women Maximum Protection Confidence and Sure® Men Maximum Protection Clean Scent to help keep you feeling fresh and dry.
If you’ve already tried the methods listed above, it’s best to thoroughly discuss your case with your doctor or healthcare practitioner to find the best solution for you.