Do You Sweat Too Much? 6 Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

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Do You Sweat Too Much? 6 Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating is known as hyperhidrosis. If you're getting soaked—even when you're not working out—try these tricks for getting heavy perspiration under control.

Avoid Spicy Foods and Caffeine

A strong coffee or a burrito doused in hot sauce might make your taste buds happy—but they could also stimulate your sweat glands in a not-so-comfortable way.

"Caffeine and spices can activate neurotransmitters, called acetylcholine, which are located in your brain,” says Kelley Redbord, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Vienna, VA and Associate Professor, George Washington University, “Anything that stimulates these neurotransmitters can sometimes affect the glands that cause sweating.”

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