Sweaty Feet? How to Cope
July 5, 2012
I have absolutely no hesitation in saying "Stop Sweating and Start Living" will soon put antiperspirant companies out of business.
I was reluctant at first to endorse any product but this book was different. The remedies it suggests are all-natural and target the root causes of problem sweating.
My only complaint is that it is only available as an instant access ebook. It can't be purchased in bookstores or on Amazon.com, but I'm sure the instant download feature is popular with people overseas and those who are ready to get started.
I strongly recommend "Stop Sweating and Start Living" to anyone who sweats excessively in the underarm, hand, foot, face or back areas.
- James Chambers
Our feet possess over 250000 sweat glands which produce up to
a half-cup of sweat daily. Medical trivia? Perhaps but the problem
of sweaty feet is more widespread than you think. Medically termed
plantar hyperhidrosis excessive sweating of the feet besides causing
such socially embarrassing problems as smelly toes and shoes can
also lead to fungal infections like Athlete’s Foot.
Why do some people’s feet sweat so much? Well the reason
lies at the core of this phenomenon we call hyperhidrosis. Continuing
research has revealed that hyperhidrosis is the product of an overactive
sympathetic nervous system. You see like all living beings we sweat
when our bodies need to cool down. So sweating is nature’s
way of maintaining a balanced body temperature. Therefore excessive
sweating obviously indicates that this balance is off-kilter and
the body is losing more sweat than necessary.
How is this balance disturbed? The hypothalamus the part of the
brain that regulates sweating and sweat-related functions sends
sensory signals to the sweat nerves which are part of the sympathetic
nervous system and they in turn send the signals to the sweat glands
making them produce sweat. However when hyperhidrosis occurs the
sweat glands disobey the neural signals and produce greater volumes
of sweat than required. Since your underarms face palms and feet
have more sweat glands than other parts of the body they obviously
sweat more than others.
While studies suggest that sweat glands particularly those on the
hands and feet may go into overdrive owing to external stimuli like
anxiety stress or other emotional distress this theory is yet
to be proved because there are recorded instances of hyperhidrosis
sweating excessively even when at rest. Some studies suggest that
hyperhidrosis may be genetically inherited though once again there
has been nothing conclusive on the topic. So we know why some people
sweat more than others but the root of the problem is still unclear.
However there are several ways to cope with your sweaty
them certain surgical methods. However more and more patients these
days are resorting to alternative methods like herbal remedies acupuncture
biofeedback hypnosis and relaxation techniques as potential treatments
for hyperhidrosis after consulting their physicians. Though the efficacy
of these treatments is yet to be 100% proved nobody denies that
they hold potential. Besides what works for one person may not work
for another and a combination of treatments often works better than
a single method.
In addition there are certain everyday solutions that can control
if not actually reduce in the long term the sweating on your feet.
First and foremost bathe daily to regulate the amount of bacteria
on your skin because these are what cause you to smell not the
actual sweat. After your bath dry yourself thoroughly to prevent
the growth of bacteria and fungi in potential damp areas like the
skin between your toes. For sweaty feet you will also perhaps need
powders or certain branded absorbent insoles available on the market.
Apply antiperspirants at least twice a day and follow the doctor’s
advice regarding their application. Though this sounds obvious change
your shoes and socks often. I mean try not to wear the same shoes
two days in a row and wear the right socks made of fabrics that absorb
excess moisture. Whenever you have a chance take off your shoes
and socks and air your feet. Follow this advice and you will find
that coping with sweaty feet has become less of a nightmare than
it used to be!