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.

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Besides hot outdoor temperatures or a killer workout, emotions (such as feeling stressed during a job interview) can also make you sweat. “Anything you can do to decrease your anxiety, such as deep breathing or other relaxation techniques, will decrease the potential stimulation of neurotransmitters that can then stimulate your sweat glands,” says Dr. Redbord. “If you often sweat a lot when you’re in a stressful situation, such as with public speaking, you can consider seeing a doctor (find one near you at sweathelp.org ) who may decide to prescribe oral medications that can help decrease your sweating in these types of situations, or suggest other treatment options.”

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