Why Do I Sweat So Much? Learn About Excessive Sweating and Body Odor
Sweating and Body Odor:
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition that causes excessive sweating.
Sweating has a function for our body. It can help cool it down and keep us from overheating. However, if your body sweats when the body doesn’t need cooling that is called hyperhidrosis. A lot of people who have this condition will sweat from more than one area of the body, and it can include hands, feet, underarms or head while the rest of the body remains dry.
For some people, the condition is so bad that it can interfere with everyday activities.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary generalized. Primary refers to sweating that isn’t caused by another medical condition or a side effect of medication. People with primary often notice it from early on in childhood, especially in their hands and feet. It also rarely happens when they are sleeping. Primary hyperhidrosis is often inherited from family members who have the same condition. Secondary generalized hyperhidrosis is usually caused by an underlying medical condition or is a side effect of medication. People with secondary hyperhidrosis often experience symptoms while sleeping.
Foods that Can Cause Body Odor:
Check out this video from Health Magazine on five foods that can cause body odor:
The Difference Between Antiperspirant and Deodorant:
The biggest difference between antiperspirant and deodorant is that deodorant controls odor and antiperspirant blocks sweat. When choosing a product, decide what you are trying to control: odor or wetness. These days it’s not hard to find a product on the market that actually does both.
If excessive sweating interferes with your daily activities, use our contact form or call 770-400-8400 to set up a consultation about your excessive sweating concern.