Severe Perspiration( Hyperhidrosis)
The allocation of sweat is a protective function of the body, allowing you to adapt to heat from the outside, and to the internal elevated body temperature. It is very different from the concept of "intense sweating"( hyperhidrosis).Enhanced sweating is typical for increased loads, for example during physical work or sports training.
Normal sweating is a favorable physiological process. But it can also be different. With strong emotions, there is a so-called cold sweat. Excessive fat sweats are observed, in diabetics - sticky, contributing to the development of fungal diseases.
However, a phenomenon such as hyperhidrosis - excessive sweating, manifested as a result of subjective causes, is also common. The difference between them is great. The usual allocation of sweat is a way of adapting to changes in the situation, while excessive sweating interferes with normal life.
Symptoms of hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis manifests itself in different ways. There are general hyperhidrosis and localized - in the area of the palms, feet or underarms. Also there is a hyperhidrosis of large folds of the body, usually it is manifested in obese people.
In hyperhidrosis, three phases of activity are distinguished:
- An easy stage in which excessive sweating does not interfere and is not visible to others.
- The middle, most common stage. It is characterized by the fact that from time to time sweat drains over the face and body, the patient has wet clothes, there may be an unpleasant smell of sweat.
- Severe stage, in which a person is always wet, he has skin problems, especially with large folds. This phase of pathology is unpleasant both for the patient himself and for others.
Causes of hyperhidrosis
General hyperhidrosis causes the following reasons:
- Intoxication, when abundant perspiration contributes to the rapid removal of harmful substances from the body. Basically, seizures cause hangover syndrome - the result of alcohol addiction.
- Infectious diseases. Severe sweating is a side effect of diagnoses such as tuberculosis and AIDS.
- Endocrine diseases. Various disorders of internal secretion are manifested by hyperhidrosis. This may indicate a thyroid disorder caused by impaired pancreatic function.
- Neuroses of adolescence and menopausal women. A mild type of hyperhidrosis often accompanies a vegetative dystonia.
- Low resistance to stress.
- Parkinson's disease causes hyperhidrosis in senile age.
- Occasionally observed in oncology.
- Genetic heredity. Often, the average form of hyperhidrosis is inherited from one of the parents.
- Exacerbation of heart disease. With heart attacks, there is also an increase in sweating.
And also some kidney diseases, when the body gets rid of excess fluid through the pores.
People with endocrine diseases are most vulnerable to hyperhidrosis.
Many problems of the thyroid gland are associated with the imbalance of the vegetative-vascular system. A sharp increase in sweating always coincides with similar diseases. Therefore, a patient who complains of excessive sweating, primarily sent to the ultrasound shchitovidki.
Increased sweating necessarily accompanies impairment in the pancreas. This is due to increased intake of water by diabetics and constant changes in blood composition.
Almost everyone who has a significant excess of body weight over the norm, sooner or later begin to suffer from hyperhidrosis - this is due to a violation of thermoregulation and metabolic failures.
Sweating is a compulsory companion of lymphogranulosis. This cancer of the blood changes many of the regulating functions of the body, including sweating.
The carriers of the Koch's rods( tuberculosis) also suffer from hyperhidrosis.
AIDS patients are also prone to severe forms of hyperhidrosis. And because of the weakened or absent immunity, increased sweating is always accompanied by fungal and other infectious diseases.
Hyperhidrosis is curable
Hyperhidrosis has a great value for personal hygiene. The body or its sweating areas should be washed daily, using soap or gel.
The condition of a bath with pine extract is well facilitated.
Strongly sweaty large creases should be powdered with talc or baby powder. Feet feet - daily for a month to process. To do this, warm baths with a decoction of oak bark, with alum or soda are good.
For those who strongly palm sweat, it is important to systematically wipe your hands with water with lemon juice. A cream with juniper seed oil helps in this case.
If excessive sweating is observed against a background of vegetative-vascular dystonia or neuroses, it is recommended to use vegetable soothing agents - valerian and motherwort. People suffering from obesity should change their diet and agree to any kind of liposuction.
If these traditional medicine do not help, modern methods of treatment are used: iontophoresis, Botox injections or surgical intervention.
Ionophoresis is a physiotherapy procedure, quite expensive. You must take at least 10 baths. Botox injections are very effective, but they last only six months. The extreme case of treatment of severe forms of hyperhidrosis is a surgical operation. It consists that under the general or common narcosis do cuts in axillary hollows and cut branches of nerves. Efficiency reaches 90%, but this way of getting rid of the problem is quite dangerous.
Hyperhidrosis has different types, many causes and the same symptoms. Its mild and moderate manifestations are successfully treated with folk medicine, for advanced stages there are modern treatment options. But in most cases it is necessary to treat the cause of excessive sweating, and not its manifestations.