Hyperhidrosis or Profuse Sweating

Homeopathic treatment

Well if you have spent anytime looking at the local drug store you will see that there are plenty of products that promise to cure the sweating or perspiration problem. Everything from powders and creams to body sprays, but the trouble is that most of them are just targeting the symptom, excessive sweating, instead of going after the root of the problem itself.

The cause of hyperhidrosis varies, and may at times be caused by a problem with the metabolism, but generally it is overactive sweat glands that are the problem.

There are several things that you can do to treat your hyperhidrosis. From a medical standpoint there are the over the counter powders and sprays that are available, and you can be prescribed a stronger antiperspirant. There are some oral medicines, but these carry a list of side effects that may be as uncomfortable as what they are treating, and believe it or not you can even treat your hyperhidrosis with Botox, if you don't mind injecting poison under your skin.

In allopathic way for refractory cases of hyperhidrosis, topical agenst such as aluminium chloride in ethyl alcohol are prescribed for axillary sweating but is often useless for sweating hands. Short term courses of anticholinergic drugs are also useful in severly afflicted patients but the side effects of dry mouth, drowsiness and constipation frequently occur. They all are frequently prescribed which is merely a short term solution. It just suppresses and go on suppressing and finally a stage of resistence comes in and surgery is advised.

Endoscopic thoracic sympathetomy or ETS is one of the surgical procedures which are in fashion today. This procedure causes relief of excessive hand sweating in about 80 to 90% of cases. Major drawbacks related to compensatory sweating are seen in 60 to 80% of cases. Some patients have also been shown to experience a cardiac sympathetic denervation, which results in a 10% lowered heartbeat during both rest and exercise.

Statistics have shown that when treated for facial flushing and / or excessive facial perspiration, the failure rate of ETS for these two clinical presentations is higher and patients are more prone to side effects.

Many more that suffer from sweating problems have found their cure in the form of a natural homeopathic treatments that have helped many break free from hyperhidrosis.

Homeopathic way of treatment is different from allopathy. Hyperhidrosis is nothing but an expression of the disturbance in the inner hormonal balance and this is expressed in the form of the profuse discharge. Hence, it is required to be treated at the inner level rather than treating it by local application of cream and antibiotics.

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that the treatment focuses on the patient as a person as well as his pathological condition. The medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution and so on.

Homeopathy provides natural constitutional remedies for treating this condition from the roots and not just working on the symptom but repairs the derangement which is causing this. It offers excellent treatment which is effective, harmless, and without any side effects. It is also recommended in the most obstinate cases.

Today homeopathic remedies are the best non surgical solution for hyperhidrosis or profuse sweating or perspiration.

There are 245 homoeopathic medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus homeopathy remedies of hyperhidrosis are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is hyperhidrosis or profuse sweating or perspiration

If you have a problem with profuse sweating, then you are not alone. There are millions of people that have the problem of sweating too much, but they tend to suffer in silence. There are several people that have had problem with sweating and many of them just did nothing about it. The pain and the trouble that these people go through because of their sweating problems could also make it classified as a social disease. Some of them come right out of the shower sweating and needing another shower, others sweat or perspire with just the slightest exertion.

Sweating is a natural phenomenon necessary for the regulation of an individual's body temperature. The secretion of sweat is mediated by a portion of our vegetative nervous system (the sympathetic nervous system). In some peopele, the system is working at a very high activity level, far higher than needed to keep a constant temperature. This condition is referred to as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis affects millions of people around the world - nearly 3% of the population according to some studies. So what's new you might ask. Well this is no ordinary sweat problem; it is a scenario in which your hands, feet or underarms are damp, sticky or even drenched with sweat from morning to night through to the next morning. In other words you are sweating excessively at all times in different external conditions. This kind of excessive sweating typically occurs either on your palms, in your underarms (axillary hyperhidrosis), on your face (facial hyperhidrosis), or in your feet (plantar hyperhidrosis).

Classification & causes

  • Primary or Essential or Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis : Unknown cause.
  • Secondary Hyperhidrosis : Known cause.
  • Locations:
    • Palmar hyperhidrosis (hands)
    • Axillary hyperhidrosis (armpits)
    • Plantar hyperhidrosis (feet)
    • Facial hyperhidrosis (face)
    • Truncal hyperhidrosis (Trunk)
    • General hyperhidrosis
  1. Secondary hyperhidrosis; hyperhidrosis as part of an underlying condition; some conditions can promote excessive sweating, as a rule involving the whole body:
    • Hyperthyroidism or similar endocrine diseases
    • Endocrine treatment for prostatic cancer or other types of malignant disease.
    • Severe psychiatric disorders.
    • Obesity.
    • Menopause.
  2. Primary or essential hyperhidrosis; hyperhidrosis without known cause:

    This is far more frequent condition than secondary hyperhidrosis and appears, generally, localized in one or several locations of the body (most often hands, feet, armpits or a combination of them). It usually starts during childhood or adolescence and persists all life. Nervousness and anxiety can elicit or aggravate sweating, but psychological / psychiatric disturbances are only rarely the cause of the disorder.

    Primary hyperhidrosis is estimated at around 3-4% of the population, afflicting men and women equally. It commonly has its onset in adolescence. About 30-40% have another family member afflicted, demonstrating a genetic transmission.

    Manifestations of Primary Hyperhidrosis:
    • Facial hyperhidrosis: Sweat pouring down from the forehead in conditions of stress can be very distressful, inducing the patient to think that others may consider him / her nervous or insecure.
    • Palmar hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating of the hands is, generally, by far the most distressing condition. The hands are much more exposed in social and professional activities than any other part of our body. Many individual with this condition are limited in their choice of profession, because they may be unable to manipulate materials sensitive to humidity (paper and so on) or reluctant to shake hands; some patients arrive to the point of avoiding social contact. The degree of sweating varies and may range from moderate moisture to dripping. Most patients notice that their hands not only feel moist, but also cold.
    • Axillary hyperhidrosis: Also hyperhidrosis of the armpits can be embarassing causing large wet marks and sometimes a white halo of salt from sweating on the clothes.
    • Plantar hyperhidrosis
    • Other locations: Less frequently, it is located only to the trunk and / or thighs. Other patients are suffering from copious sweating in the face.

    Many individuals suffer from a combination of the above categories. Sweating can appear suddenly or manifest itself more continuously. It can be elicited by high outside temperatures or emotional stress, or appears without any obvious reason. Generally, it worsens during the warm season and gets better during winter.

Social impact

For those who never had to suffer from it is difficult to imagine the social awkwardness and embarassment that this condition can cause. For example a person who experiences excessive underarm sweating may find it difficult to negotiate everyday social situations that require them to mingle closely with others. For most sufferers the constant anxiety regarding too much underarm sweat can affect not only their personal and social lives but their professional lives as well. Typically these people tend to posess low seft esteem and prefer to remain isolated from their peers.

Excessive sweating of the hands interferes with many routine activities, such as securely grasping objects. Some suffereres avoid situations where they will come into physical contact with others, such as greeting a person with a handshake. Hiding embarassing sweat spots under the armpits limits the sufferers arm movements and pose. In severe cases shirt must be changed several times during the day.

Additionally, anxiety caused by self-consciousness to the sweating may aggravate the sweating. Excessive sweating of the feet makes it harder for patients to wear slide-on or open-toe shoes, as the feet slide around in the shoe because of sweat.

Some careers present challenges for hyperhidrosis sufferers. For example, careers which require the deft use of a knife may not be safely performed by people with excessive sweating of the hands. Employees, such as sales staff, who interact with many new people can be negatively affected by social rejection. The risk of dehydration can limit the ability of some sufferers to function in extremely hot (especially if also humid) condition. Even the playing of musical instruments can be uncomfortable or difficult because of sweaty hands.

Home remedies

  • Bathe, shower, or wash yourself thoroughly every day.
  • Change, wash, and dry-clean your clothes often, expecially underwear, socks or stockings, and anything worn next to the skin. In hot weather, avoid tight clothing and wear sandals, with or without socks.
  • Cotton clothes and leather shoes let perspiration evaporate faster than synthetic materials.
  • Excessive body hair helps to retain sweat and bacteria, so shaving the underarms helps.
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The above named is my wife and is suffering from excessive sweating from head to whole upper body above hips.

Usha
Sep 18, 2017 10:37 pm Reply

Hllo sir, I m 39 yrs old male. I m suffering hyperhidrosis. My palms over sweating.its embarrassing me. It creates problem my social and professional life. I need your solution.

Prbahata Panda
Sep 1, 2017 12:33 pm Reply

Sir mujhe hand and feet me hardam sweating(hyperhidrosis) hota hai please help me

Hariom Kumar Gupta
Aug 24, 2017 3:51 pm Reply

Hi, I have a very big problem of excessive sweating. Can you suggest me any treatment for the same.

Shikha
Aug 12, 2017 6:29 pm Reply

Sir my mother has excess sweatting she took eltroxin because of goitre operation since 1990 . Please press scribe homeopathy medicine. Thanks

Rajesh Payal
Aug 11, 2017 9:57 pm Reply

What medicines should i take for palmar hyperhidrosis,axillary hyprrhidrosis and plantar hyperhidrosis with heat sensation in palm and sole

Priya
Aug 1, 2017 7:35 am Reply

Excessive sweating

Naresh Sisodia
Jul 3, 2017 6:33 pm Reply I am 26 y old and i have excessive sweating in my palm and sole . I used sulpher and silica but nothing else. I face many problem in my career due to this. Bikash
Jul 16, 2017 5:18 am

Hypohydrosis

Sajjad
Jul 1, 2017 6:30 pm Reply

Sir I am suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis since an year... allopathy is not helping....I am 28 years old.... Please give some advice sir

Priyal Bhatt
Jun 11, 2017 7:26 pm Reply

Hi sir .... I am 23year old( male) I am in a big problem at hiperhidrosis sir plz. Send me perfectly solution I am very very hurt .... this problem

Manimohan Rai
Mar 22, 2017 11:46 am Reply

Dear sir, I am suffering from excessive sweating on feet, hands and armpits from my childhood. I have used silicea 12 X tablet for 4-5 month but I have't found any relief yet.i have also used calcarea carbonic 200, sulphur 200 etc. Pls suggest the accurate remedies for me & save my life. Age- 29 year Weight- 70 kg Food like - salty & spicy

Dev Ahuja
Mar 4, 2017 2:19 pm Reply

Hllo sir, I m 32 yrs old male. I m suffering hyperhidrosis. My palms and feet r over sweating.its embarrassing me. It creates problem my social and professional life. Plz I need a solution

Vimal Gupta
Feb 23, 2017 4:06 pm Reply Hllo sir, I m 39 yrs old male. I m suffering hyperhidrosis. My palms and feet r over sweating.its embarrassing me. It creates problem my social and professional life. I need your help Prabhata Panda
Sep 1, 2017 12:32 pm

Dear sir, my body get excessive sweat and all time please help me or suggest homeopathy medicine to reduce sweat.

Dushhyant Kumar
Feb 21, 2017 5:42 pm Reply

Sweating in hands and feet

Ranjith
Jan 30, 2017 6:22 pm Reply

heavy sweating in hand and feet ..

Ravi Kumar
Jan 9, 2017 7:58 pm Reply

Hllo sir, I m 24 yrs old male. I m suffering hyperhidrosis. My palms and feet r over sweating.its embarrassing me. It creates problem my social and professional life. Plz I need a solution.

Sanjay Kumar
Jan 2, 2017 1:25 pm Reply

Sir when I talk to anyone that time I start too much sweat on my face and my heartbeat was increased ( very high).Basically sweat are come in hands, feet or under armpits.but sir mainly affect area is face when I talk to anyone & due to this my confidence is very loose and did'nt perform in any interview , presentation or any stage performance .when I am alone that time I also sweat too much in hands ,feets and armpits. My whole body is heated up at time of talking to anyone .so sir because of this I am in trouble or feeling anxiety.I wan't to face so many interview in my future . So sir how can I speak there . And sir again I said that my main affected area is face when I talk to anyone i .e too much sweat on face .Please suggest me .Tell me the name of disease .And sir I also have one more disease i.e if I read suppose 3 page after completing them again I start to read that 3 pages and repeat 4-5 times.Sir please tell me these diseases are completely cure in homeopathy or not ? How much time these diseases take to cure completely.Please also tell payment for your medicine sir. Thanks sir.

Tapish Meena
Dec 7, 2016 3:22 pm Reply

Dear Sir‚ I am 38 years old and suffering from forehead sweating since last more than 20 years. It come sweat suddenly on forehead as i wash my face with water. Family and friend also worry . Still know no solutions yet i got. Please help me.

Sunil Shrivas
Dec 1, 2016 12:45 am Reply

fwhat medicine for Plantar hyperhidrosis (feet)?

Shubhajit Roy
Nov 22, 2016 9:53 am Reply

Sir, My head remains hot most of the time sculp is oily.I am suffering from over sweating from my head.It happens mostly when i eat something hot or spicy.Please suggest the medicine to overcome this problem. With regards, Prem

Prem Krishna
Nov 12, 2016 1:40 pm Reply

The patient is a 51-year old female in her sixth month of menopause, a non-diabetic, non-obese, hpertensive (discovered recently and put on treatment). Her complaints are excessive sweating above chest - including neck, face and forehead) - along with restlessness & anxiety. Her thyroid test reports are OK.

H.S. Kukreja
Oct 12, 2016 3:52 pm Reply

My wife (45 years) have a problem of over/ frequent sweating with uneasiness. We met a cardiologist but after all inquiring he said that it is not related to heart problem. Pl suggest a homeopathic medicine to cure it.

Dr S P Singh
Sep 15, 2016 5:18 pm Reply

Excessive sweating palm and sole from last 2 to 3 year

Sarvesh Singh
Aug 8, 2016 8:32 pm Reply

Hello Doctor. I am 17 years old and I have the problem of Hyperhidrosis. I had this problem since childhood. My palms, feet and armpits sweats a lot. I have used many homeopathic medicines but there is not betterment. Currently I am using Silicia 200 once a day and 2tables of Kent Perspiraton thrice a day. I had using this for one month but there is no effect. Please prescribe me a better and effective Treatment.

Ibtesam Ashraf
Jun 27, 2016 5:51 pm Reply

Sir my hands are sweating since my childhood days now I'm 32 years old plz send me solution

Harish Joshi
Jun 19, 2016 11:27 pm Reply

sir i m too much sweating in my head and face as specaly when i eating something it is incrase unbelibly,pls help me.

Shyam
Jun 19, 2016 10:03 pm Reply

i have hypehydrosis

Kunal Mohadikart
Jun 10, 2016 7:29 pm Reply

Hi, I live in Mumbai and I sweat profusely throughout of the day .. ..please help

Archana
Jun 6, 2016 11:38 am Reply

Sir,my daughter is suffering from excessive sweating, please help the Homeopathic medicine advised ,she takes silicea 6x ,two tablet BD Last 3 days ? it is correct

Chandra Prakash Rai
May 28, 2016 10:13 am Reply

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