– Contributed by – Miles Dawson, author of the book “Sweat Miracle”. Miles is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant.
Sweaty palms are a common phenomenon that many people suffer from all across the world. Figuratively speaking, one-fourth of the world’s population is afflicted by this condition which is called palmar hyperhidrosis.
The exact stimulus for this condition stays elusive, though many people have their own explanations for this condition. Experts suggest a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system as the main culprit behind this condition, which basically means it makes the sweat glands produce excessive and unnecessary sweat.
Sweating is used by the body as a device through which it regulates its temperature and keeps it working in perfect condition. There are numerous sweat glands present all over our body with them being most concentrated in our hands.
The normal events which trigger the body to start producing sweat are agitation due to stress, increase in temperature or physical exertion. The body regulates its normal temperature by releasing sweat which in turn cools the body down. However in the case of palmar hyperhidrosis, the person experiences sweaty palms even in the absence of such conditions.
This could be a cause of embarrassment and discomfort in normal day to day living
Some home remedies are said to be helpful in providing relief from such excessive sweating of the palms.
They are as follows:
1. Soaking your hands in tea is considered very effective for reducing the condition of sweaty palms. Take 5 tea bags and about a quart of water. Boil these tea bags for about 10 minutes and allow the water to cool. Once the solution has cooled down soak your hands for about half an hour every night to reduce excessive sweating.
2. Another very effective remedy is that of rubbing alcohol on our palms. Doing so cleans the hands and absorbs moisture and the evaporation makes the hands cooler and thus controls excessive sweating. Dermatologists suggest various medications which are available for providing relief from sweaty palms, however one must exercise a little bit of caution since although this is quite an effective solution, it does leave the skin a little itchy.
3. Another quick-fix, although temporary, is by carrying a small bag of rosin in your right hand pocket. Just when you are about to shake hands with someone, grip the rosin bag so that the excessive sweat is absorbed by it. This is an instant but not very effective solution to the problem. You can buy such bags from sporting good stores, in the tennis department.
If you are really looking for a solution to your sweaty palms, the cure should address the internal causes of sweating by tackling all the factors that contribute to hyperhidrosis.
A natural cure is a good approach, but only by controlling the nutritional, hormonal, psychological and environmental triggers of hyperhidrosis, one can make amends to the reasons why one has excessive sweating.
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