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If you feel that you are sweating too much, there are dozens of simple, inexpensive, natural ways to stop excessive sweating and actually improve the smell of your body odor, all free and natural. That's right. No need going for expensive sweating treatments.

Are you one of those people who can’t stay dry? Do you feel embarrassed because of sopping wet armpits and stained under-shirts? Unless you’re deep in the pleasures of hot wild passion, or doing intense physical exercises or you’re on the brink of winning a marathon, excessive sweating is nothing to go raving about. Just think of how awkward if feels when that simple handshake at a formal business meeting gets all too clammy. Nothing could be more nightmarish than when you are in a crowded elevator. If that isn’t bad enough, how about turning down dates, dances and parties, living in constant fear wondering whether you smell bad or not. Excessive body sweating may lead to low self-esteem and confidence. To make matters worse, out of self-pity and frustration victims tend to shy away from social events to avoid embarrassment. Sometimes it gets so depressing when people think of you as not hygienic or healthy when it’s no fault of your own.

This condition is referred to as Hyperhidrosis. It affects about 1% of all population and mainly targets the palms or soles of the feet. It occurs when the Sympathetic Nervous System gets overactive and creates more sweat than needed.

If you think it’s a serious problem, it would be best to see a doctor. It gets even more confusing because the market is flooded with so many fake remedies and antiperspirants. Learn how to stop excessive body sweating, naturally with these useful tips. You can save yourself all this trouble with these simple, natural, free home treatments to prevent sweating:

  1. Drink a lot of water – hydration keeps body temperatures low and therefore less sweat will be produced. Water is vital to life. It effectively flushes out excess minerals and pushes out all toxins and waste products. The experts recommend six to eight glasses of water everyday.

  2. Stay Calm – stress and nervousness instantly triggers the sweat glands.

  3. Cut down your caffeine intake – caffeine tends to cause anxiety which in return triggers the body to excessive sweating.

  4. Acupuncture – this simple ancient technique works like gangbusters. It simply targets certain body parts to balance energy and also relax the brain by controlling the hypothalamus which goes down to reduce sweat.

  5. Yoga – one of the best natural ways to control excessive sweating. This works through meditation, calming down the nerves and subsequently lessening sweat production. Since Yoga teaches proper breathing, it works well especially when one is stressed or uneasy.

  6. Avoid using deodorant or soap – this may come as a surprise but unknown to most people, the effects of deodorants or soaps not compatible with your body will do you more harm than good. They cause more bacteria to build up on the skin, which end up setting foul odor. That’s why it’s important to choose a deodorant or soap that suits your body.

  7. Take a cold shower – Ok, you won’t like this. In spite of the uncomfortable effects of a cold shower, it surely works wonders. While you are at it, try using an antibacterial soap to ensure the body is clean and odor-free.

  8. Avoid taking hot baths – while baths may be useful in eliminating toxins through increased body temperature, problems of excessive sweating outweigh their benefits.

  9. Drink tomato juice – To be honest, I love this and I know it helps. The extra vitamins and nutrients come in mighty handy.

  10. Avoid Hot drinks – when it comes to excessive sweating, these are your worst enemies, and that includes hot coffee too. Imagine the effect they give if you are just about to go for an important meeting or make a presentation. So why not try going for juice, lemonade or iced-beverages to regulate your temperature.

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  1. Drink sage tea – Taking these herbs two to four times a day keeps the body functioning well as well regulating sweat production.

  2. Boil tea bags then soak your hands and feet in them! – A useful but rather questionable home made remedy to control excessive armpit sweating.

  3. Rub the armpits with wool pads soaked in a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice

  4. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes and drugs – An absolute no-brainer. These chemicals make it harder for the body to control sweating because they cause a delay in blood circulation.

  5. Avoid sugary, spicy and chemically-processed foods – You are what you eat. Spicy foods may be delightful, tasty and healthy, but they make your body sweat more frequently in short time periods. Large intake of chemical toxins will aggravate sweating. The same goes for high fructose syrup used by some manufactures to sweeten food. It gets even worse especially for overweight people. Any of those instant, pre-made, packaged, frozen, greasy, ready-to-eat and fast foods are an absolute no no.

  6. Eat the “right” foods – Fewer complex B vitamins in your body means it cannot allow for an efficient absorption of nutrients and proper break down of toxins and body waste. So this means a strained body which leads to more sweat. So what foods should you take?

    a. Whole grains – great sources of B Vitamins and fiber.
    b. Fresh Fruits – whatever your preference, they should form a crucial component in your daily regimen. Any will do from cherries, peaches, watermelons, apples, oranges, plums. The list is endless. You could try taking a fruit salad for breakfast or in between meals.
    c. Vegetables – If you don’t have a liking for salads, veggies are excellent too as they are rich in B Vitamins.
    d. Proteins – I’m talking Fish, eggs and moderate amounts of red meat. As for vegetarians, beans will do. If you can, avoid deep-fried foods like the plague.

  7. Some cold water for the road – there’s no better cold drink than water especially on a hot day. Cold water is essential to reduce stress, regulate body temperature and keep those sweat glands under control.

  8. Shave those underarms and groin areas – this is one of the most effective natural methods to overcoming excessive sweating. The reason is simple. Accumulation of sweat tends to occur around the hairs. As a result bacteria will soon start feeding on them with great vigor. In no time, the underarms will emit an unpleasant odor owing to the toxins discharged by the bacteria.

  9. Avoid nylons and polyesters. Wear natural fibers – Cotton and wool are preferable in making the skin “breathe”. They provide ample space around the armpit area which allow for evaporation and free flow of air.

  10. Wear loose fitting clothes – If your clothing is too tight, you are depriving your skin enough air to circulate around it. This increases sweating and triggers the sweat glands to produce more. During extreme hot conditions, it’s a good idea to keep your collar open or simply wear light clothes like a T-shirt and pants.

  11. Carry an extra shirt – Be smart and keep a change of clothes if possible, particularly during hot days.

  12. Wear undershirts – High quality undershirts made of cotton or just a T-shirt help absorb body sweat and make it evaporate fast.

  13. Starch your shirts – Starching prevents the shirts from sticking to your body, which in turn keeps the body cool because the space inside allows for circulation of air.

  14. Keep your head cool – when exposed to the sun for long periods of time, a hat and shades will come in handy. Sunglasses help protect your eyes from extreme bright conditions and harmful ultraviolet rays. Opt for sunglasses with polarized lenses and reflective coating. A hat protects the head from heating and sunstroke.

  15. Wear socks – socks help keep the feet cooler, by absorbing feet perspiration and faster evaporation.

  16. Lose some weight – It’s a fact that 90% of people facing problems arising from excess sweating are overweight. Cutting down on that extra weight drastically increases your chances of dealing with excess body sweat.

  17. Use the bathroom – The bathroom is a good place to make some last minute preparations. You can change clothes, apply deodorant or simply clean up excess sweat using cold water.

  18. Don’t Exercise before important events – Exercise is good for the body and an important routine for healthy living. However, an intense workout increases your body temperature and that means more sweat. If you really must exercise, keep your stress levels low to reduce excess sweating. And when you’re done, go to tip number 7 :-)

  19. Keep your cool in air-conditioned places – When you are traveling or just walking, make periodic stops at a few air-conditioned places to control your body temperature.

  20. Arrive Early – Avoid getting into a rush to work, important appointments, meetings or even that dinner date! Make it a habit to always leave early. By arriving well in time your stress and anxiety levels are low. Moreover, your exercise level is reduced and the extra time will help you cool down. You could even use the free time to drink cold water.

  21. No Deodorant, No Problem – Check into a pharmacy and look for a product with aluminium chloride as its active ingredient. This helps in reducing excess sweating by blocking the sweat pores.

  22. Don’t Give up searching – sometimes, the causes of excessive sweating may be caused by hereditary factors, puberty or hormonal imbalances. As a result, the tips listed above may not help much. Fortunately, doctors are now able to assist patients suffering from Hyperhidrosis. With the advancement of science today, there are treatments for the disorder. These include surgeries, iontophpresis, Botox and even topical antiperspirants. An effective way to heal the problem is Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS). There are many more ways to help stop excessive sweating. Consult with your doctor for more assistance.

Sweating is a natural process, but it be dreadful if it goes out of hand. You can take comfort that you are not alone. Though various treatments are available, the natural methods of preventing excessive body sweating which are inexpensive and easier to implement.

At 32 tips and counting, and we are just warming up! No need to keep worrying. You can now gain your freedom and start living, enjoying life without dreading the warm days. Save yourself the embarrassment and banish all worries of wet underarms and sweaty palms quickly, easily and naturally. If you are sweating a storm, wondering how to start going out even on hot days without trying to keep your armpits cool or covered, it is possible to stop excessive body sweating in less than 2 weeks, without using expensive sweating treatments. You don't have to feel frustrated and embarrassed anymore.

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