Sweating (perspiration) is an everyday physiological process that protects the body from overheating. Within 24 hours, the healthy body produces about 150 ml of sweat. Sweating is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. A watery, acidic secretion (sweat) produced in the sweat glands is secreted through the skin and contributes to lowering the body temperature through evaporation. Sweating is only a problem for most people if they sweat excessively or if the sweat smells bad. Homeopathic remedies are prescribed for regulation.
Which homeopathic remedies help?
Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for sweating that best suits your situation.
Heavy, sudden sweating for no apparent reason (hyperhidrosis). It flows out of every pore, although there is not necessarily a feeling of heat.
You sweat without the influence of heat, the sweat can be both watery and tough.
Patients feel intense heat throughout the body. You are restless and suffer from hot flashes towards the head. The patients sweat intermittently under the armpits, as well as on the hands and feet. The sweat is sticky and foul-smelling.
Profuse and debilitating sweats, especially in the armpits and feet.
Fetid and profuse perspiration all over the body during the night.
Causes and triggers
Healthy people sweat when their blood temperature rises (due to physical exertion, exposure to heat, sauna, fever due to infections). Here the sweat occurs all over the body. Psychological factors such as stress or fear also lead to increased perspiration. The symptoms usually begin on the palms of hands or soles of the feet, and can then spread to the body.
Likewise, excessive alcohol or drug use can cause sweating. In this way, the body tries to eliminate harmful substances through the skin. Hormonal malfunctions, such as those that often occur during menopause or thyroid disease, often lead to hyperhidrosis, excessive sweat production. Regularly occurring night sweats can also indicate a serious physical illness.
Further tips and information on treatment
As a medicinal plant, sage is helpful against excessive sweating. The plant can be drunk as a tea and is available in the form of tablets in the pharmacy or in drugstores.