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Causes and treatment of excess head sweating (Cranial hyperhidrosis)

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Self Improvement | Post Date: 2009-10-29

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Cranial hyperhidrosis is a condition that is present commonly in many people. There are many reasons for this condition. This is very unique because there is abnormally high sweating from the head. Sweating as such is very good for the body because of the benefits that arise out of sweating. Sweating helps in the reduction of the excess and unwanted salts in the body. It also helps to prevent the body from getting heated up. Whenever the temperature of the body increases, the sweating also increases to decrease the body temperature and maintain it.

When there is excess sweating, it is called as hyperhidrosis. When the sweating is very high only in the head, it is called as cranial hyperhidrosis. The cranial hyperhidrosis or excess sweating in the head can be due to various reasons. These reasons are:

1. Increased thyroid levels:

This is a case of increased seating in the head that is often ignored by many people. The thyroid glands are one of the important glands of the body as they produce a hormone. When there is increased production of this hormone, it causes a condition called as hyperthyroidism. This is the condition in which there is a increased sweating in the head.

2. Anxiety & Fear:

People who are anxious can be seen to be sweating on their face and head. This is because of a mechanism that has not been really understood. The fear and anxiety that is present in a person causes the increased flow of sweat from the head and the face.

3. Diet:

When an individual has not been eating well, then it can also cause cranial hyperhidrosis. This is usually because of the decrease in the sugar levels of the body that causes the sweating when people do not eat. This condition is called as hypoglycemia. In this condition, the glucose or the sugar levels of the person falls down drastically leaving the person sweating from the whole body, but predominantly from the face and head.

4. Menopause:

This is another condition that causes the individual to sweat from the head. Women in the menopausal age complain of flushing and a feeling of being hot. This causes the sweat from the face to increase. This is not a very common phenomenon, but can be seen in some women.

5. Cardiac disease:

This is another common cause of sweating from the face. The individual when suffering from acute pain in the chest usually has sweating from the face. The sweating and the pain in the chest are usually the first signs of heart attacks.

Treatment of the excessive sweating in the head:

The cranial hyperhidrosis usually is because of a specific reason. The reason could be one of those mentioned in this article or also from one of the lesser common reasons. Whatever the reason for the sweating, it should be set right first. This is because when the underlying cause is set right, the sweating will automatically reduce and even stop. It should be remembered that excess sweating can also cause dehydration and the individual suffering from this condition should drink plenty of fluids to replace the fluids and electrolytes lost because of sweating.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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