Why Do My Armpits Sweat So Much?!
Common sweating questions asked and answered.
We all sweat. Sweating is normal, sweating is healthy. In fact, it’s dangerous to your health if you don’t sweat. Sweating is how your body regulates it’s temperature. It’s your built in air conditioning system and it’s quite efficient when it’s working properly. Right now you’re probably saying "ya, ya, I get it… we sweat when we’re hot, nervous… yada yada yada... BUT why do I have sweaty armpits for no reason? AND Why do my armpits sweat so much?!!!" Good questions. Hopefully we can answer some of those questions below.
Why do my armpits sweat so much?
Is your underarm sweating unpredictable, uncontrollable, or excessive? You may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis
is characterized by excessive sweating that occurs regardless of temperature or a person’s emotional state. No matter the weather, the situation, your physical activity or clothes you’re wearing... the sweat just comes.
Unfortunately, there’s not a clear cause for excessive underarm sweating (Hyperhidrosis) other than overactive sweat glands. According to the Mayo Clinic “The nerves responsible for triggering your sweat glands become overactive and call for more perspiration even when it’s not needed.”
It’s probably not the answer you were looking for, but if you do struggle with excessive sweating, it’s important to speak with your doctor to determine if there are other medical concerns that may be a factor.
Sweaty Armpits Causes
There are several reasons you could have sweaty underarms. Sweating occurs to cool down your body. If you’re doing something that raises the temperature of your body, you’ll sweat. Exercise, hot weather, first dates or embarrassing moments are just a few of the occasions that cause normal perspiration.
However, if you experience excessive sweaty armpits for no reason, you may have hyperhidrosis. Click here
to learn more about hyperhidrosis.
How to Stop Underarm Sweating
Sweaty pits stink. So, how can you reduce excessive armpit sweating? Here’s a few tips to stop the drip.
1: Grab a Clinical Strength Antiperspirant
If you want to stop the sweat, you’ve got to stop using supermarket antiperspirants and deodorants. Deodorant won’t do anything but stain your shirts and cover up the sweat stench. Standard strength antiperspirants usually don’t cut it when it comes to controlling hyperhidrosis. Your best bet is to grab a clinical strength antiperspirant like SweatBlock. SweatBlock can safely stop excessive sweating for up to 7 days* with just one application.
2: Watch what you eat
Spicy foods, fatty foods and caffeine can raise your body temperature and as a result add to your sweat problem. Try reducing foods like hot wings, jalapeño chili fries, burgers and other fast foods to keep your temperature down and the sweat at bay. Click here for more on foods that make you sweat
. There are also foods that can reduce sweat
. Water, low fat milk, calcium rich foods, fruits and veggies are just a few foods to add to your diet that may help control that excessive sweat.
3: Regular Exercise
Regular exercise can lower stress hormone levels and put your body at ease. When stress levels are high, your body triggers an adrenal response which leads to sweating. More exercise can lead to less stress which equals less sweat. Simple.
4: Manage Stress
Like stated above, less stress can mean less sweat for you. Exercise, sleep, healthy eating, healthy relationships, meditation, and other relaxation techniques can help lower everyday stress.