Dr Oz: Excessive Perspiration
Dr Oz spoke about Excessive Sweating and Perspiration and gave a bunch of tips for how you can stay dry. First of all, you have to understand what causes you to sweat in the first place. Doctor Oz said that the organ responsible for making you sweat is your brain, which sets your body’s thermostat. The hypothalamus is the part of your brain that regulates body temperature, so when there is a bacteria in your body, your temperature increases to kill the bacteria. Aren’t our bodies amazing?
Dr Oz: Coffee Makes You Sweat
Dr Oz said that the first reason that you might have Excessive Sweating is from drinking coffee, because it alters your metabolism. So coffee triggers your brain to cool off your body, and hence it can make you sweat. One way to help control your body temperature and to balance things out is by eating Flax Seeds or other sources of Omega 3 Fats that fight off inflammation in your body.
Dr Oz: Medication Makes You Sweat
Doctor Oz said another reason that you might have Excessive Perspiration is from taking medications such as Cold Medications, Over-The-Counter Headache Medications, Anti-Depressants, and Allergy Medications. Dr Oz said that you should look out for the following ingredients in medicine, which often have the side effect of making you sweat:
Oxymetazoline – found in Sudafed and Nasal Sprays for example
Pseudoephedrine – found in TheraFlu for example
Dr Oz: Deodorant vs Antiperspirant
Doctor Oz said that many of us are not using the right type of antiperspirant or deodorant for the problem we are trying to solve. If you wear Deodorant, the sweat will not have a bad color or odor, but you will still sweat and this can be embarrassing when it can be seen through your clothes. Antiperspirant on the other hand keeps the sweat underneath the surface of your skin, but any sweat that might escape will not smell very good. Dr Oz said that you can get higher percentages of Aluminum Chloride, which is the active ingredient in Antiperspirants. In fact, you can even get prescription antiperspirants if nothing seems to work for you. Another tip is to put it on at night instead of in the morning. You can even apply it to the palms of your hands if you tend to get sweaty palms. And if all else fails, Dr Oz said that by drinking Wheatgrass, you can help to minimize the odor caused by your sweaty armpits!