Discussion on Excessive Sweating
Sweating is an everyday experience for all people to some degree or another. The difference is in the amount of sweating a person does on an average day. Normal sweating is required for our bodies to thermo-regulate or cool down the body. This serves a dual purpose, cooling the body and to rid the body of toxins circulating in our blood stream.
Excessive sweating most common types are: armpit (axillary), hands (palmar) and feet (plantar). To the medical community; it is known as hyperhidrosis. Most people know it as excessive sweating or perspiration rather than hyperhidrosis or (hyperhydrosis). According the IHHS (International Hyperhidrosis Society) three to five percent of the American population is affected with sweating so severe that these people consider surgeries to solve their sweating problems. In several newspaper articles, it is reported that twenty five percent of the US population suffer from excessive sweating.
Another form of axillary sweating is known as axillary bromhidrosis where in this case, bacteria known as cornebacteria on the skin oxidize into a foul smelling odor.
Causes of Excessive Sweating
There are two known types of sweat glands in the armpit area that cause excessive sweating. The first is the Eccrine Gland and the second is called the Apocrine Gland. The eccrine glands lie deep in the skin and are mainly responsible for the water-sweat solution. The apocrine glands are closer to the surface and they produce the chemical discharge which also contains the toxins the body is trying to get rid of. These two types are all over the body, but at different concentrations. That's why different products work better than others.
There are many reasons that can cause excessive sweating, but several are: