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Teenager, have hereditary hyperhydrosis, excessive sweating throughout the body, tried all remedies, no relief, depression. Suggestions?

Hello, I am a 16 yer old female with hereditary Hyperhidrosis of my entire body. This disorder has been evident ever since i was 5 and has worsened as the years have gone by. In August 2010 I followed through with an endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy procedure which has completely cured the sweating of my hands, however my body still sweats just as bad as it always has. I have tried every decent treatment that has been offered including beta blockers, to natural sage remedies. Healthy eating, regular exercise,and positive thinking just doesn t cut it for me, i need something extreme to stop the force of my sweating. This disorder has burdened my life to the point where I had to leave school and take up homeschooling. I don t have a job and can t see myself ever being in the workforce. I have chronic depression , paranoia , and anxiety . I don t leave the house because of this or see anyone, I m far too ashamed of the obvious sweat dripping from my body every minute of the day. Hyperhidrosis has always controlled me and set me back with so many things I ve wanted to do in life. My social life existed only when alcohol was included, as this was the only time it would temporarily relieve me of the sweating. I used to be so upset over it i would contemplate suicide but i m not willing to leave this beautiful world so i dropped out of it socially. Sorry to leave you with my gloomy life story but i m so desperate to be free d from this and i would be so appreciative of any feedback. I was wondering whether you knew of any life changing treatments for this disorder? Medications that include aluminium chloride would not be an option as I have heard about a link to Alzheimers caused by it. Do have any direction or advice for what step I should take next? Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1. because you have generalized hyperhydrosis and have undergone sympathectomy, thus do check for underlying health factor like overactive thyroid gland, low blood sugar, infectious disease, or any tumor markers.
2. Avoid caffeine, alcohol,spicy food [garlic,ginger], wear loose cotton clothes and socks, instead of soap based cleaners use antiperspirants with emollient washes, monitor the cause which increases your Sweat, and adapt your lifestyle accordingly. [one factor in your case is depression/anxiety which make this condition worse]
3. Visit your general practitioner who will refer you to NHS Specilaist.
Answered: Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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