The average American perspires up to six liters of sweat every day. However, for those Americans with hyperhidrosis, the amount is almost four to five times as much. Excessive sweating can be incredibly embarrassing for anyone, but for those 8 million Americans with hyperhidrosis the experience can cause so much insecurity it even influences one’s job choices.
Fortunately, you don’t have to opt out of your dream job because of the embarrassment caused by your excessive sweating. Here are three ways for preventing excessive sweating and combating hyperhidrosis so you can live the healthy and happy life you deserve.
- Monitor Your Clothing Choices.
One of the main causes of excessive sweating aside from genetics is clothing. Polyester is particularly great for looking sweat-free since it doesn’t absorb your perspiration and leave large, embarrassing sweat marks under your arms.
However, be careful of how much polyester you wear because the fabric itself isn’t breathable. This means that your sweat doesn’t have a place to go and can cause itchiness and discomfort. Breathable materials like cotton allows for the sweat to escape and keep you cool during the summer.
- Try Botox Injections
Sometimes clothing changes aren’t enough for preventing excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition of overactive sweat glands and botox is considered one of the best treatments for hyperhidrosis.
In fact, botox treatment in the underarms and other areas of the body contributing to excessive sweating helps by limiting the communication between your sweat glands and your nerves. The reduced number of neurotransmitters sent to the sweat glands helps with preventing excessive sweating.
- Use Iontophoresis Devices
If you’re looking for hyperhidrosis treatment, but are squeamish around needles, iontophoresis devices are another great option to consider. Iontophoresis is a medical procedure performed in a doctor’s office that involves placing the treated part of the body into a basin of water where electrical currents will delivered to the area. While the treatment causes a tingling sensation in the skin, it treatment itself is painless.
The ions passed on by the iontophoresis device temporarily block the sweat glands, which allows you to have reduced sweating over a period of time until the next iontophoresis treatment.
Excessive sweating can be an especially embarrassing condition. However, you don’t have to let your excessive sweating have a negative influence on your life. By wearing breathable clothing and treating your excessive sweating with botox or iontophoresis devices you can live a healthy and happy life free from excessive sweat.