Sweating is natural. We need to do it to
control our body temperature. Excessive
sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a medical
condition that affects many Canadians.
Many peri-menopausal and postmenopausal women have hot flashes of
heavy sweating. Diabetes, heart failure,
anxiety and an overactive thyroid can
also cause sweating.
Some people perspire so much they
shy away from wearing certain clothes
because they sweat right through them.
They might avoid shaking hands or any
other kind of touching.
My Health Alberta (myhealth.
alberta.ca) offers a number of solutions,
including these three:
amount you sweat by lowering
stress in your life.
soap and water. Avoid scrubbing
your skin too much, because that
can irritate it. Dry your skin well
And try putting it on at night before
“There are solutions,” says plastic
surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay
of Banff Plastic Surgery, noting that
excessive sweating can also be treated
with other non-surgical methods.
For example, miraDry, a new,
minimally invasive treatment for people
ages 18 and up, can provide a long-lasting option by destroying the sweat
and odour glands in the armpits.
“With miraDry, it’s one or two treatments
and they’re done,” Hall-Findlay says.
Dyspareunia is persistent pain before,
during and after intercourse. Vaginismus
is involuntary spasms of the muscles in
the vaginal wall that make intercourse
Many women find intercourse painful
at some point in their lives, for reasons
such as not having enough lubrication
and having an underdeveloped vagina.
Your doctor can help you find ways to
eliminate or reduce the pain.
Man, I'm not even giving the
toastand I'm sweating like
this... What's going to happen
when I get married?!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
raise your glass to
the bride and groom.