Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating Has a Significant Breathing Component

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive Sweating Has a Significant Breathing Component


Excessive sweating/excessive perspiration

My hands used to sweat something awful. They do not any more. I attributed that to a bad case of UDB that I eventually overcame. 

The below information may also relate to UDB but could be worse case scenarios requiring surgical intervention. Could also be another example of modern medicine's too quick usage of the scalpel. I simply do not know at this time.

Bottom line is there is a surgical intervention that may help those opting to handle the problem quickly so that the techniques may be fairly harmless albeit comparatively expensive. 

The below definition was taken from  Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options – How to Stop Excessive Sweating

"As people with this condition will agree, it's always difficult for someone who suffers from hyperhidrosis to explain it to others. Friends, family, colleagues and even doctors often think that the condition is caused by emotional distress or anxiety.

This simply is not true. Hyperhidrosis has a definite genetic history even though the parents may not actually have the symptoms. Many persons with hyperhidrosis find themselves "hiding their sweating" from even their closest friends or partners.

Hyperhidrosis is caused by a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system. The areas of the body that may be affected can occur in any combination, including the face, underarms, hands and feet.

The severe sweating from hyperhidrosis may start with the beginning of each day and continue throughout the day and night or it may only be intermittent. In any case, the sweating is severe and is not just sweat. It is profuse, noticeable and very uncomfortable. However, with the right treatment, hyperhidrosis can be successfully treated and cured."

My gut sense is that the illness model is here yet again, the genetic aspect is HIGHLY overstated and at least one HUGE aspect of hyperhidrosis is to strengthen the parasympathetic, not weaken the sympathetic.

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