Sweating every day isn’t necessarily bad- as part of a workout. But if you’re sweating through your clothes or bed sheets frequently, it may be a sign of a larger problem.
Here are three of the most common reasons for excessive sweating, and what to do about it.
Excessive Sweating Disorder
A real disorder that can be hereditary, or a symptom of another issue like an infection or overactive thyroid, excessive sweating disorder. It’s a fairly popular disorder – with over 3% of the population reporting regular excessive sweating at some point in their lives.
Excessive sweating disorder is characterized by frequent sweating in situations where your body doesn’t need to cool itself down, like in colder weather or in situations where there is no reason for you to be sweating. But there you are, with a bead of sweat dripping down your face.
The first thing dermatologists recommend for people who experience excessive sweating is to switch from deodorant to an antiperspirant, which will actually help to stop the amount of sweat coming through your clothes. Other treatments, like botox, are available to target your sweat glands and slow down that excessive sweat.
It’s a good idea to make an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist to explore these options if excessive sweating is affecting your life, as the disorder can be a sign of a larger issue in some cases, and, because you deserve to live sweat-free.
Stress And Sweat
Anxiety and stress have a lasting effect on your body throughout the day, and, while many of us are trained to not focus on our stress and anxiety, their symptoms can take a much more physical toll because of (or in spite of) that.
Lasting anxiety can leave your body working double time, and this can result in you feeling hot and bothered (not in a good way). If you’re overheating, take a look at the levels of stress in your life. If your body is always in a stress-response mode, it may be time to see a doctor.
Hormones And Sweat
One of the most common reasons for sweating is due to hormonal activity, even for guys. If your hormones are causing you to sweat, you may have an overactive thyroid. Symptoms of an overactive thyroid range from rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, and ‘heat intolerance’.
Consult your doctor if you think you may have hyperthyroidism, which is easily treatable with medication.