Underarm_Sweating by andissswin

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Underarm Sweating

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Summary:
Underarm sweating is also known as axillary hyperhidrosis in medical
terminology and is a medical condition, which is described as a condition
involving dripping of sweat in the armpits, with a constant odor. This
odor is usually resistant to all types of deodorants. Underarm sweating
is a type of primary hyperhidrosis, which can be present in a person in
singular form, or may be in conjunction with any or all other types of
hyperhidrosis—this may include hands, feet, and face as affected areas


Keywords:
sweating, health


Article Body:
Underarm sweating is also known as axillary hyperhidrosis in medical
terminology and is a medical condition, which is described as a condition
involving dripping of sweat in the armpits, with a constant odor. This
odor is usually resistant to all types of deodorants. Underarm sweating
is a type of primary hyperhidrosis, which can be present in a person in
singular form, or may be in conjunction with any or all other types of
hyperhidrosis—this may include hands, feet, and face as affected areas.

Underarm sweating is one of the most troublesome forms of hyperhidrosis,
as it produces odor, which makes working in a social sector a real task
for the patients. It is believed that the sympathetic nervous system of
the person over-stimulates the sweat glands, which cause underarm
sweating. Though, almost all people have underarm sweating while doing
some heavy physical work and exercise, but axillary hyperhidrosis occurs
even in normal conditions. However, under stress and anxiety, this
condition may increase considerably.

The problem of underarm sweating generally begins in the adolescence
years; however, there are reported cases of children suffering from this
problem. The severity of the problem increases in children, as they spend
much of their time with friends in schools, playgrounds, and other areas.
Their friends tease them and crack taunts, which can hurt the feeling of
a child and can make a permanent impression on his or her mind—this may
further lead to withdrawal effects and social phobias in the later stages
of the life. Proper attention should be taken by parents in order to make
their children come out of this problem and not have social insecurity
about their future, which can hamper the overall personality of the
child. Usually parents tend to deny this sort of thing, and sometimes
they refer it to as a cosmetic problem, when actually this is a medical
problem and should be dealt accordingly.

Symptoms of underarm sweating
As it is already pointed out that this is one of the most troublesome
conditions in hyperhidrosis, the symptoms of underarm sweating are most
prominent. Sweat in armpits will make rings in the clothes of the person
and will leave stains that can be very clearly seen. Underarm sweating
also has odor, which is resistant to deodorants and cannot be controlled
thus. If underarm sweating is present with other types of hyperhidrosis,
then night sweating and hot flashes can also be associated with this
condition. Though sweating is normal to the human body, excessive
sweating is the direct symptom of any kind of hyperhidrosis.

Underarm sweating and social sector

It is an irony of the fact that underarm sweating poses more social
problems than the medical problems for the person suffering from it.
People suffering from underarm sweating face severe social and
psychological problems while interacting with people and working in
conditions where many people are working in closed conditions. Sometimes
the effect of these problems overwhelms the person completely and it
becomes extremely hard for the person to fit in its own environment. The
career plans also suffer, as the person is short of confidence and faces
self-esteem problems. However, psychological advice and counseling can
help greatly in order to bring out the person from this mental trauma.

Players and persons who work in factories and manufacturing companies
will also have to look for some treatments and other alternatives in
order to keep themselves focused in the work.

Underarm sweating and clothes

Underarm sweating cause great embarrassment due to soaked clothing. Some
patients use various strategies in order to keep their underarm sweat
under control like using pads, shields, absorbent tissues, and frequent
clothing changes, which helps in minimizing the severity of the odor
arising of sweat, and thus allowing to work comfortably. It is noticed
that many people suffer emotional anxiety due to this problem apart from
the occupational problems that they have to face.

The choice of clothes gets reduced for a person who has excessive
underarm sweating. Silk and nylon are not preferred for sweat and light
colors are also avoided. This leaves fewer choices and also increases the
effort that you will have to put in selecting your clothes. Women feel
this problem, as silk is one of the most wanted fabric among women!

Diagnosis of underarm sweating

Hyperhidrosis and excessive sweating in general is believed to be a
hereditary problem and proper diagnosis of this problem is pretty much
necessary to reduce the impact of this problem. As it is known that
sweating is necessary for human body, the approach to diagnosis for
underarm sweating starts with the assessment of the excessiveness of t he
sweat amount. There are different methods for assessment of severity of
sweating, which are known as practical, qualitative, and quantitative
methods.
During the evaluation of a patient with underarm sweating, it is
sometimes necessary to assess the rate of sweat production and the
effects of the problem on the patient’s quality of life. The problems
faced by the person and the impairment of abilities due to underarm
sweating also serve as a valuable guide for proper diagnosis of this
problem. In general cases, a sweat stain around the shoulders of around 5
cm in diameter is believed to be normal, but it is falls in 5-10 cm, then
mild axillary hyperhidrosis can be expected. Sweat stains of 10-20 cm are
associated with moderate axillary hyperhidrosis, while stains over 20 cm
are related to severe form of axillary hyperhidrosis.

The quantitative method to diagnose underarm sweating is known as
gravimetric measurement, which can also be done on the palm. However, it
is more limited to clinical measurements and may not be used in general
diagnosis.

The treatment of underarm sweating depends greatly upon the proper
diagnosis of the problem. It should be made clear that the hyperhidrosis
is not secondary in nature, which is totally different from primary
hyperhidrosis, and is caused by some other problems. The treatment for
secondary hyperhidrosis, then, should be focused on the specific disease,
which is causing excessive sweating.

Treatment of underarm sweating

Antiperspirants are used for paltry treatment of underarm sweating, which
is not a comprehensive treatment and have few results. Some other
medications are also prescribed, but they still have not complete impact
on the problem. Surgical treatments are looked upon as the complete
solutions, but very obviously, like any other surgical treatments, they
are associated with multiple side effects—sometimes more severe than the
original problem itself!

Compensatory sweating is one of the most common side effects of surgical
treatment for underarm sweating, while scars and slow healing of wounds
are also associated with it. After going surgical treatment for underarm
sweating, other parts of the body start sweating. This sometimes also
includes night hyperhidrosis or sleep hyperhidrosis, which involves
excessive sweating during night or sleep—the person wakes up totally
drenched in the sweat! Sometimes other microbial problems and skin
problems also arise due to scars and slow healing of wounds. In some
cases it is also noticed that scars sometimes reappear af ter once fading
after the surgery, which is annoying for the patient, who has already
suffered much!

Surgical treatments are, clearly, not a panacea for underarm sweating or
any types of hyperhidrosis.

								
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