I was asked to write about hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and I giggled. Imagine writing about sweaty hands and feet, how gross, and then it hit me.
My childish reaction is exactly why I should investigate the condition which affects almost 5% of the population, because if I was being a jerk about it (and I like to think that I am quite open minded) then imagine how tough it must be for people living with the problem.
Sweating is a basic human function, you know like breathing, sneezing and even farting, but just like with farting NO ONE wants that bodily function to go overboard. This is where the Iontoderma iD-1000 comes in; this non-invasive at home treatment could be the answer to hyperhidrosis and many a prayer.
Reading up on hyperhidrosis I realised how debilitating it can be. Imagine the anxiety of worrying about sweaty hands and feet in general life– from holding hands with a loved one to using the touchscreen on your cell phone to taking an exercise class with other people.
– I remember being in a meeting in faux leather pants years ago, suffering from a case of “the butt sweats”. When I got up you could see that my humid butt had left an imprint on the chair and I was mortified!
Okay, so it is not the same as hyperhidrosis , but imagine living with that fear on the daily, the fear of human contact or sweating all over a strangers’ belongings.
That is sure to be a major joy suck! The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, although some physicians claim it is caused by over-activity of the sympathetic nervous system. Anxiety or excitement can exacerbate the condition for many sufferers. A common complaint of patients is they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. Other factors can play a role, including certain foods and drinks, nicotine, caffeine, and smells. Similarly, secondary (generalized) hyperhidrosis has many causes including certain types of cancer, disturbances of the endocrine system, infections, and medications.
So what can you do about it and what is this Iontoderma iD-1000 (It’s not a robot from the future played by an aging action hero-I checked)
It is actually a machine that treats hyperhidrosis of the hands and feet using iontophoresis. Tap water iontophoresis is a treatment used for excessive sweating that interferes with the sweat glands just below the outermost layer of the skin.
This treatment is said to positively treat more than 90% of cases of patients with palmar and plantar hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating of the hands or feet) and the company www.iontoderma.com is so confident in their machine that they will give you your money back if it doesn’t work for you.
I haven’t tried it myself but this video gives a nice overview of what to expect…..
You guys know I am not about wasting money on things but seeing as shipping is free, they offer a money back guarantee and the product has been marked down from R6,872 ZAR toR5,495 ZAR. What do you have to lose?
*This post was sponsored by Iontoderma but the views and research comes from yours truly and I only ever share info I think could benefit justellabella readers