I Sweat Too Much – What Could Be The Possible Reason?

I Sweat Too Much

Wondering why I sweat too much, the first thing that I did was go to my nearest drug store and stock up on about 17 different kinds of deodorant. I didn’t care at the time that deodorant was expensive and that when I got to the register I would have to put several back. I was frustrated, I was sweating too much for no reason and I didn’t have much in the way of solutions.

When your sweat becomes noticeable to the public either via odor or the telltale sign that you have issues that manifests itself in the form of a volleyball sized wet mark that somehow manages to discolor your clothing no matter what hue you chose to wear that day, it is enough to send you racing for every stick of Ban that you can get your hands on. Besides deodorant, there aren’t a lot of commercially available sweaty armpit solutions, so if the deodorant overload didn’t work, I would have to see my doctor. I bought sticks, gels, aerosols, and clinical strength, supposedly the best antiperspirant for excessive sweating over the counter, and was unsuccessful.

I still couldn’t bring myself to plop down in my doctor’s chair, tell him that I sweat too much, and await his laughter, so when the deodorants that I bought didn’t work, I googled home remedies. I have no problem drinking vinegar and sticking severed potato halves in my armpits, if it helps. It didn’t, but the potato stew that resulted was lovely.

Finally, I came to terms with the fact that I sweat too much, and I wasn’t able to solve it on my own. I made an appointment and was surprised to be told that excessive sweating was normal (usually) and since I didn’t have any health conditions that might be causing it, it was likely a side effect of adolescence, and, it was treatable.

My doctor agreed that I sweat too much to use regular deodorant, so after scaring the bejeesus out of me with suggestions of Botox injections, decided that a prescription deodorant would be ideal. Since using it per my doctor’s recommendations I have had no issue and can wear what I want when I want.

The most important thing that he stressed was that excessive sweating can be caused by some very serious health conditions. This is why it is important to speak to your health care provider immediately if you find that a regular deodorant is no longer effective for you and you still can’t figure out how to stop sweating. Tumors, diabetes, and thyroid issues all produce symptoms that can cause excessive sweating. Talking to your doctor can help you determine what is causing your moist pits, and what you can do about it.