What is Sweat:
Sweating is the release of a salty liquid from the body’s sweat glands. This process is also called perspiration. We sweat from up to 5 million sweat glands located all over the skin on our body. However, sweating that is triggered by emotions or stress only happen in certain areas of the body, such as the armpits, palms and head.
Sweating is your bodies way of regulating its temperature. When you run long distances or exercise in hot weather, for example, your muscles exert themselves and your body overheats. Sweating is your body’s way of bringing your temperature back to normal.
Causes of Sweating:
* Low blood sugar
* Overactive thyroid gland
* Spicy foods
* Warm temperatures
Symptoms of Sweating:
Sweating may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
• Abdominal pain or cramping
• Fever and chills
• Muscle spasms
• Rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
• Shortness of breath or rapid breathing (tachypnea)
• Sleep disturbances
• Unexplained weight loss
Remedies for Sweating:
1. Drink one cup of tomato juice everyday for 1 week. The following week, Drink 1 cup of the juice, every other day. Then drink when needed.
2. Regular bathing, especially with an antibacterial detergent or soap, helps keep the number of bacteria on your skin in check.
3. Wear natural fabrics, like cotton. Man made fabrics do not allow your skin to breathe and make the sweat stay on your skin without being able to evaporate.
4. Spray deodorant or talc after shower.
5. Eat foods that contain a lot of zinc, as this has been shown to curtail sweat odors. Zinc rich foods can consist of whole grains, nuts, legumes and turkey.
6. Slice a potato and wipe it under each clean and dry underarm a few times. Wait for it to dry and then apply deodorant.
7. A smaller amount of daily salt intake and eat more calcium-rich foods such as milk, American cheese and yogurt.
8. Mix 2 teaspoons of honey (preferably organic) with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. This mixture should be drunk on an empty stomach 3 times each day.
9. Apply some lemon juice on underarms after you get out of the shower to prevent the body odor.
10. Soak cotton wool pads in baking soda and powder the underarms.