The problem of sweaty palms is quiet a common problem with large number of people all over the world. As per one estimate on the web almost 25% of the people in the world suffer from this problem which also called as palmar hyperhidrosis.
The exact reason for this problem is not known properly. Different explanations are given by different people for this problem.
According to some medical experts this problem is caused due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system. This over activity causes excessive sweating in the palms and other parts of the human body.
The process of sweating is used by the human body to regulate the temperature and keep it in optimal working condition. There are sweat glands present all over the body with a large concentration of these glands in the hands and palms.
Things like physical exertion, increased temperature and stress can trigger the sweat glands to produce sweat. When sweat is released the body temperatures drops and cooling of the body takes place. However when excessive sweating in the palms happens even in the absence of adverse conditions then it is called palmar hyperhidrosis.
This problem can lead to a lot of embarrassment for a person especially if he or she is in a public place with other people.
In order to get some relief from this problem here are a few natural methods that you can try at home.
One natural method makes use of tea. You can take 4-5 tea bags and put them in a pot of boiling water. Once a decoction is formed let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Then soak your hands in tea for about 30 minutes each day. It is best to do this activity before you go to bed every night. It seems the tannic acid in tea has antiperspirant properties that help in controlling sweaty palms.
Another quick method to get some temporary relief from this problem is to carry rosin bag in your pocket. Gripping this bag before you shake hands with someone will help in absorbing the sweat from the palms. These bags are popular in the game of tennis and you should be able to get these in a sports shop that has tennis equipment and accessories.
Another method that is often used by people to get temporary relief from sweaty palms is the use of alcohol based wet wipes and sanitizers. When you wipe your hands with the wet wipes the alcohol in it will cool your palms and also evaporate. This helps in providing temporary sweating relief. One negative side of this method is that it will leave your hands a bit dry.
One reason attributed for palmar hyperhidrosis is stress. Therefore if you can practice techniques that help in stress relief you will be able to control excessive perspiration in the palms also.
These are techniques like meditation, yoga and relaxation methods. Regular use of these methods does help in stress reduction. However you will have to learn yoga and meditation before you can make proper use of them.
Another method that is extremely effective is the use of homemade iontophoresis device. In the iontophoresis process you will be placing your hands in a tray that contains some water. The water in the tray is in turn connected to the iontophoresis device. In this method a low voltage current passes through the water which is connected to the iontophoresis device.
This stimulates the mineral rich water to pass over your palms. When this happens the sweat pores in your palms thicken and thus excessive perspiration gets reduced. This technique needs to be done for 30 minutes every day until you notice good reduction in sweating. This is a proven method that produces results.
Natural methods for controlling excessive perspiration do work but they may not give you instant results. Some of the above methods may give you temporary relief and some may give you permanent relief.
To get permanent relief from natural methods you will have to persist with the method for some period of time consistently. Short cuts often fail.
Along with natural treatments you may also have to make changes to your diet so that you don’t eat food items that trigger excessive perspiration. Small changes to your lifestyle may also be required.