We sweat for several different reasons. Sweating helps to regulate body temperature, and if we did not sweat our bodies would soon overheat to the point that we would die.
Have you ever noticed that in hot weather you sweat more, that is because your body is trying to cool down. You also usually sweat more when exercising or even when eating hot spicy food. Nervousness can also make your body begin sweating.
While some sweating and perspiration is normal, excessive sweating can be a real problem for some people. If you think that you sweat too much, or if someone has indicated that they think you do, you may need to start to do something about it.
Excessive sweating can be mild or serious. At best, minor or normal perspiration can be annoying at times but it is not really considered stressful. With other people, excessive sweating has lead to humiliating or embarrassing situations that can even end up in people having personal problems in their lives because of it.
Sometimes, people who sweat more than is normal will begin to retreat from life, they will not join sports clubs, nor put themselves in any position where they may begin sweating. While it can be embarrassing to be seen with big sweat circles under your arms, or the back of your shirt wet through with sweat, the larger problem is often the odor that is associated with perspiration.
Sweating and problem perspiration also can be very damaging for clothing, as it often leaves ugly stains especially in the underarm areas. It is also very uncomfortable when you begin sweating during intimate times and can even ruin relationships. If you feel that you have a problem with excessive sweating, and it is beginning to ruin certain aspects of your life, it is time to do something about it.
First of all, you need to be aware of any triggers and avoid them. For some people, these triggers can be something like having to speak in front of a crowd. Emotional upheavals can also trigger excessive perspiration, as can stress and anxiety.
Diet can also be a contributing factor to excessive sweating. Drugs or medical treatment can sometimes trigger sweating. Once you have discovered what it is that triggers excessive sweating for you, then you can work towards avoiding those situations as much as possible.