– I give all you Italian food lovers out there my condolences. I used to LOVE eatinglinguini with white clam sauce. Of course an hour after the meal, my palms, face and shirtwould explode with sweat bombs. It took a while before I put two and two together but after alittle research I came up with the reason.I’m going to get pretty fancy here with my medical explanation. Ready?
Garlic's strong smelling sulfur compounds are metabolized, forming allyl methyl sulfide. Allylmethyl sulfide (AMS) cannot be digested and is passed into the blood. From there, it’s carriedto the lungs and the skin, where it is excreted.Your body throws the garlic waste out your skin and breath – hence “garlic breath”. This is likeputting your hyperhidrosis on steroids with the bonus of body odor. Not so good.
– Depending on the strength of the onions you’re eating, you may sweat a lot or just alittle. No matter what though – you’ll sweat! The pungency of onions has a heating effect thatincreases your circulation. This is what raises body temperature and causes sweating. Thiseffect is actually helpful in lowering fevers and sweating out colds and flu. For you, however,it’ll just feed the flame. Curve your onion eating until you get a grip on your sweating problemthrough other means.
found in coffee, tea, cola drinks, energy drinks, cocoa and chocolate, nonprescriptiondrugs and prescription drugs, weight-control aids, and a variety of other commonly consumed items.Tea is the ONLY exception to this rule and I’ll get to that in a bit. Other than tea, stay away for a while.The link between caffeine and your sweating is probably obvious to you already. It’s a stimulant, raisingblood pressure, increasing circulation and heartbeat. Your body is a machine, running at a constant 98.6degrees. Speed up the parts and you’ll heat up the machine.Your morning coffee is enough to raise your internal body temperature and dampen your shirt in notime. I know it might be tough for some of you coffee drinkers and soda addicts out there, but try to cutout the caffeine at least for a little while.
– Peppers and spicy dishes are blatant offenders. They cause increased sweatingby speeding up your metabolism (much like caffeine). Do yourself a favor and cut them out aswell. Chances are, if you suffer from hyperhidrosis, you’re already aware of the effect hot wingshave on your underarms. Yikes!
– This is a HUGE No No. Let me just say one quick thing about drinking withhyperhidrosis. When my sweaty hands were at their worst, I actually found drinking a fewbeers to be helpful. When I’d drink a little, my hands actually seemed to dry up. I attributed