Why do People Sweat?
Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down and getting rid of some chemicals. Sometimes heavy sweating is normal. You may sweat a lot when you exercise, when you are too hot, or when you are frightened.
It’s normal for teenagers to sweat more than they did when they were younger. A teen’s sweat glands are growing along with the rest of his or her body.
And menopause often causes women to have heavy sweating now and then.
But some people have a condition that makes them sweat too much. They may drip sweat even when it’s not hot and they’re not exercising. Some people carry a towel around with them because their hands are always wet with sweat.
For these people, sweating is a problem that can be very hard to live with, even though they have no other health problems.
What Else can Cause Very Heavy Sweating?
Certain problems such as diabetes , heart failure , anxiety , and overactive thyroid can cause heavy sweating. And some drugs may cause heavy sweating as a side effect.
Are There Treatments for Heavy Sweating?
If you are sweating so heavily that it is affecting your daily life, talk to your doctor. You may feel embarrassed to talk about it, but you’ll find out that there are treatments that can help. They include:
- Injections. With this treatment, you get shots in the areas that are causing problems, such as the armpits or the hands. The injection will block the nerves that make you sweat.
- Medicines. Certain medicines may help by preventing the stimulation of sweat glands or by lowering the effects of stress.
- Electromagnetic energy. After numbing the area, your doctor heats your underarm sweat glands using microwave energy. The procedure can be done in your doctor’s office. It can take about an hour. You may need several treatments to completely destroy the underarm sweat glands.
For very severe cases when other treatments have failed, surgery may be done to remove sweat glands or destroy the nerves leading to sweat glands.
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