Stop sweating so much

Sweating is the body's natural way of cooling you down. But if you are sweating like a horse, and your sweating is a constant embarrassment to you, take solace in the fact that there is a lot you can do.

Step 1.
Lose weight if you are overweight. See our weight loss centre.

Step 2.
Go to your doctor and find out if you have hyperthyroidism or may be suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Step 3.
If there is no underlying cause to the hyperhidrosis, try using an aluminium chloride containing anti-perspirant.

Step 4.
Read the article Help! I'm drowning in perspiration.

Step 5.
Write to Health24's Cyberdoc for advice, especially if you think you may be suffering from nervous perspiration.

(Health24, updated June 2010)

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