Perspiration, moist hands, hyperhydrose , what to think about it?

The human body comprises approximately 3 million sweat glands.
They produce on average 1 liter of sweat per day.
When it is excessive, perspiration can go up to 1 liter per hour.
It is governed by the hypothalamus which is involved in the body's cooling system, but it is also influenced by adrenalin and norepinephrin, two hormones which produce sweat in cases of fear.

Perspiration, a useful phenomenon!

When our body needs energy, it transforms nutriments into energy, and this involves the production of heat and therefore a rise in body temperature. The same applies during a hot summer day. If it were not controlled, this " overheating " would damage the cells of the skin.
Perspiration ensures the process of thermoregulation, thus making it possible for the body to maintain a constant temperature averaging 37,2°C.
In addition, the phenomenon of sweating allows the body to eliminate 30% of the waste produced as a result of metabolism (sweat is an aqueous liquid, colourless and acidic which contains 99 % sodium chloride, ammonia, lactic acid, urocanic urea, acid and amino acids). Lastly, perspiration ensures the formation of a hydrolipidic film which ensures adherence. Without sweat, we could not catch objects with our hands or walk on smooth surfaces in our bare feet

The Test !
Let your fingers hang...
In the event of hyperdydrose, a bead of sweat will bead in the first second...


Sweat secretion obeys nervous incentives (physical or psychic) which arrive of the hypothalamus located in the brain.


Perspiration relies on approximately 3 millionsweat glands on the surface of our body and which function uninterrupted.
They are in contact with blood vessels and connected to nerve endings.

Excessive perspiration...

Hyperhydrosis (*) is the medical term indicating excessive sweating. Approximately 1% of the population is affected. It can affcet either only certain parts of the body or its whole surface. It appears as sweats wich is unadapted to the physiological needs, it is not systematically caused by a rise of temperature or stress, even if those can amplify the problem.

Causes ...

Hyperhidrosis results from hyperactivity of the nervous system sympathetic nerve. According to their origins, one can distinguish primary and secondary hyperhydrosis. One of the major causes of localised hyperhydrosis is stress, emotions. It seems moreover to be linked to hereditary obesity and other factors. One also experiences hypersweating following:

Odors... .

In itself, sweat is almost odourless. The unpleasant odor (bromidrose) comes from the microbial degradation of the organic substances conveyed by sweat. Certain zones are more exposed to this (ano-genital, armpits, folds, navel, etc).


Advice ...

It is necessary to have an "impeccable" standard of personal hygiene : a tepid shower associated with the use of a soft soap (possibly a liquid soap disinfectant) makes it possible to get rid of sweat and to inhibit the proliferation of the bacteria. Feetshould be washed at least once a day and they must be toroughly dried.
You can then spray them with an anti-perspiring spray or cover them with talcum powder.


Harmful effects of sweat on our body..

An excess of perspiration can encourage the development of warts, bulbs, the mycosis, contact dermatitis and eczema. It can also lead to a mineral salt defect (defect at the origin of cramps) and dehydration.


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