Excessive Sweating: Causes And Treatment

Here are a few reasons which may cause you to sweat excessively and how you can treat it.

Written by: Tanya Srivastava Updated at: 2022-10-04 16:54 IST

Sweating is the body's mechanism which helps to cool itself. The nervous system of our body automatically triggers sweat glands when the body temperature rises. Sweating can also occur on the palms, when a person is nervous. Primary hyperhidrosis is caused by faulty nerve signals that trigger eccrine sweat glands to become overactive.

The condition of excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis. Unfortunately, many people with hyperhidrosis feel embarrassed by the condition even though it is perfectly normal. There are reports that suggest that people experience anxiety over their sweat which in turn causes even more perspiration. 

If you sweat, it's okay. Excessive sweating is incredibly common and there are lots of options to manage it. Here are a few reasons which may cause you to sweat excessively and how you can treat it.

Causes Of Excessive Sweating

1. Vitamin D Deficiency

While it is completely normal to sweat every now and then but when a person sweats very often it can be alarming. The reason for that is simple, sweaty head and excessive sweating is one of the first and earliest symptoms of vitamin D deficiency. Several gut conditions are closely related to vitamin D deficiency.

2. Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Additionally, functional vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common and major causes of morbidity. It can welcome a wide variety of symptoms which includes fatigue and drenching night sweats. Foods like meat, eggs, poultry, green vegetables, beans, and dairy products are rich sources of vitamin B. One can either consume foods rich with them or take Vitamin B supplements.

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3. Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that helps in regulating body temperature and can help in suppressing sweat levels. Dairy products, soya beans, green leafy vegetables, and nuts cater to help in increasing calcium levels in the body. 

4. Magnesium

When we sweat, the body tends to naturally lose magnesium. Therefore, excessive sweating can lead to magnesium deficiency. This in turn increases stress levels and causes a person to sweat even more. Therefore, increasing your intake of magnesium in your daily diet will help to balance the levels thereby reducing the sweat to some extent. A few rich sources of magnesium are almonds, pumpkins, spinach, and soya beans.

It is true that sweating is good for the body. This is primarily because it does help the body to detoxify but if you want to avoid excessive sweating, make sure your diet is rich in the above mentioned vitamins and minerals. Therefore, a key factor to adjust is your diet as a deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals can lead you to excessive sweating.

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