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Sweaty Palms / Sweaty Hands

Sweating is a mechanism to normalize the body’s temperature and to keep the body system in check. Humans have millions of sweat glands and most of them are found in the hands and so it does show on the hands when one sweats. When one becomes nervous due to stress or physical energy or merely because of temperature, sweat glands will discharge sweat to cool the body by regulating the body temperature.


Sweaty palms affect a small group of population and also known as palmar hyperhidrosis. The cause of this condition cannot be pin-pointed yet but it is deemed to be the cause of hyperactive sympathetic nervous system. This system causes sweat glands to generate unnecessary sweat.


Those who experience the more severe case of sweaty palms are in actual facts the body’s response in cooling down the temperature. This causes discomfort and awkwardness which pose obstructions to performing everyday tasks. There are several different methods to treat sweaty palms but there is no absolute cure to it thus people with this condition has to live with this their entire lives.


Historically, sweaty palms are categorized as a psychosomatic illness but today, this is debatable. Although it is true that psychological can contribute to the condition of sweaty palms, it is also understood that physiology can worsen sweating such as stress. Our sympathetic nervous system handles all our body’s responses and this involves the release of the quantity of chemicals such as the rise of heart rate, adrenaline, the constriction of blood vessels and sweating as well. However when our sympathetic nervous system breaks down, certain responses are triggered at unsuitable times such as the sweaty palms condition.


Within the last few decades, several treatments have been constructed to treat sweaty palms to allow these people to go through a more regular lifestyle. Sometimes, doctors may recommend a minor operation to control the sweat glands when one sweats nearly 4 liters per day in comparison to the normal 300ml each day.


Other than surgery, there are several other alternatives such as taking oral supplements such as the nutritious sage. This nourishing food cuts perspiration into half and it reduces sweating. This herb has medicinal value and does not have side effects in consuming this herb.

There are of course other alternatives to surgery. Suppose take sage for example. Sage can cut perspiration by half in your body. Take tea striped with sage it might just work miracles for you in reducing sweating. Herbs are often the best way to treat a physical problem. They have medicinal values and at the same time they do not cause any side effects on the body. It helps without causing you any kind of pain at all.


Another operation is thoracic sympathectomy which can manage excessive sweating and it can be done endoscopically. Although this surgery is the best cure for controlling unnecessary perspiration, it should only be done for those who experience the severe cases of this condition.