The hero of the movie is trembling, sweat dripping from his forehead. The clock connected to the bomb is counting down: 14, 13, 12… He has a small pair of pliers ready to cut the wire that will stop the bomb’s clock and save the world… again. Sweat is now dripping from his chin. The time has come. He is going to cut the green wire. No, the red. No, the green. He has to decide. It’s at 5, 4, 3… Okay, red it is.
His hands are too sweaty! The pliers slip out of his hands and...
KABOOM! Too late.
Sweating under normal circumstances is normal. But what is “normal”? When the sweat glands produce perspiration under conditions of exercise, heat, severe stress, and anxiety, sweating is usually a normal occurrence. It is regulated by what is referred to as your autonomic nervous system. This basically means that it is automatic and we cannot control it. Almost like the climate control in your car. Once you’ve set it to 22°C, it will endeavor to keep your car’s temperature at 22°C.
Living with hyperhidrosis
But, what if the body’s climate control doesn’t work effectively and goes up to 40°C at random times? Well, this is exactly how hyperhidrosis feels to people who suffer from this condition, where they sweat at the ‘wrong’ and inappropriate times. Indeed, hyperhidrosis can be so severe that you cannot hold on to a pen, are forced to wear two, sometimes three, layers of shirts to hide your sweat marks, or even slip around in your shoes because they are so wet. Needless to say, it can be extremely debilitating.
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DON'T SWEAT IT!
Exploring the causes, symptoms and treatments of hyperhidrosis. DR XEN LUDICK
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HOW TO RAISE EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT CHILDREN
NAOMI ALDORT is the author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, published in nineteen different languages. She guides parents via phone, Skype and workshops internationally, bringing peace and clarity to both difficult situations and everyday family issues, including marriage, pregnancy, birth, diet and lifestyle, and child development for children of all ages. Her S.A.L.V.E. communication formula has been praised as providing the best of the work of Byron Katie and Nonviolent Communication combined. In this exclusive interview with LAKSHMI ARAVIND, Naomi shares her wisdom on how we can raise emotionally resilient, well-adjusted, authentic children.