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What are natural treatments for excessive sweating?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine

Treat any underlying causes. Begin with anxiety if sweating is worse during stress.

The herb black cohosh is very helpful for sweats/hot flashes in general (use the Remifemin form).

For menopause symptoms, soy bean pods (called "edamame" - available in the freezer section in most grocery stores) 1 handful a day can be helpful, as these naturally raise estrogen levels. Alternatively, use bioidentical estrogen from a holistic physician.

If sweating in just a small area (e.g., palms or soles), rub a regular antiperspirant onto those areas. If it persists and is annoying, see a dermatologist.

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