I love the song "I have the black shirt" by Juanes. (Especially because I have no choice when it comes to dressing…) Because it's January and I still can't stop sweating! The only option I have to hide the sweat stain that forms under my armpits is to wear very dark shirts. Does it happen to you too?
We are not going to deny it… It is a real nuisance to sweat a lot! And I'm not just talking about when you play sports or when it 's hot (which would be normal), but about when you sweat 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (366 if it's a leap year). But, as much as it makes me angry, I had never stopped to think about why I sweat more than my friends, for example... Am I weird? Well no! Let me tell you everything I've discovered about sweating (because you're going to freak out).
What is sweat?
Sweat is the salty liquid that the sweat glands of our dermis expel through a process of sweating or perspiration of the skin . Thanks to this process, our body manages to stay fresh and hydrated, since, together with urine, sweat is the most important route for the expulsion of toxins and waste substances that accumulate in our body. Sweat occurs mainly in the armpits , feet and palms of the hands . In addition, sweat can often produce a bad odor when mixed with bacteria on the skin.
What is hyperhidrosis?
However, although the sweating process is normal in any human body , the amount of sweat that our body expels must be controlled, since if it starts to be excessive, we could be talking about hyperhidrosis . Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to physical exercise or heat, but can be caused by many factors, including thermal and emotional stimuli . Have you ever noticed that if you get nervous or embarrassed you sweat more than usual? Well, you've already found a reason! This health problem not only causes daily activities to be interrupted, but it can also cause social anxiety and embarrassment .
How to solve hyperhidrosis?
People who suffer from hyperhidrosis often inject themselves with type A botulinum toxin (Botox) in the area where they sweat the most to try to alleviate the side effects of this health problem. In this way, the nerves that stimulate sweating are blocked (even if only temporarily ).
Who was going to tell me that sweating too much could be a health problem? Although it is nothing serious (and thank goodness), it is true that it is quite uncomfortable . For this reason, maybe I'll go to my trusted doctor to see what he advises me to stop sweating so much every day... I'll keep you informed!