Natural methods to prevent sweating include drinking lots of water, taking a daily multivitamin/mineral supplement, eating foods high in potassium (like bananas) or following the Chinese dietary plan. Other natural remedies for excessive sweating are wearing an antiperspirant with aluminum chloride as one of its active ingredients. OTC antihistamines may also help control excess sweatiness during heat waves.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is not caused by any medical problem and is mainly seen in women who have their period or who just moved into a new home where air conditioning has been installed. It can be difficult to cure this type of excessive sweating because it can occur at random times and even when there are no signs of stress or anxiety present. The most common causes are hot flashes associated with menopause, certain medications such as antidepressants or beta-blockers causing anti-sweat reactions, weight gain causing loss of fat cells leading to increased concentration on body areas which cause them further embarrassment including armpits and hands; nervousness; extreme colds; pregnancy hormones; lack of sleep; thyroid problems like Hashimoto’s disease (thyroid storm); infections like Epstein Barr virus (EBV), mononucleosis (mono); overactive pituitary glands which can lead to too much secretion directly under the skin producing more sweat than normal; nervous system disorders like panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder depression