Do you have hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is a normal bodily function that regulates body temperature. That being said, if you tend to sweat excessively, it can be lead to embarrassing moments. If you’re experiencing hyperhidrosis, our experts have strategies that can help.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal levels of sweat production due to overactive sweat glands. It affects people of all ages. There are two types of hyperhidrosis: generalized and focal hyperhidrosis. Generalized hyperhidrosis affects the entire body whereas focal hyperhidrosis affects a specific part of the body like hands and feet or the armpits.
What causes hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis can be a symptom of another chronic disease, a result of unbalanced hormones, or could be inherited genetically. It is a common condition that is more uncomfortable than anything—but there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Do I need to treat my hyperhidrosis?
Getting treatment for hyperhidrosis is entirely up to you and depends on how much the condition is affecting your day to day life. If your excessivive sweating is making you feel self conscious or causing you to avoid physical activity or certain social situations, you might want to consider consulting a doctor to see what options might be available to you.Book an appointment now
- Excess sweat is causing you embarrassment in social settings
- You’re often physically uncomfortable because of damp clothing and overheating
- You avoid physical activity in an attempt to reduce sweating
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
As hyperhidrosis is often a symptom of another health issue, it’s important to consult a doctor to find the root cause. There are a number of options for treating hyperhidrosis including prescription antiperspirant with a higher concentration of alumninum chloride, oral prescription medications, and injections or surgery to block or remove sweat glands.
- Topical or oral medications
- Injections to block neural control of sweat glands
- Sweat gland removal surgery
What can you expect from treatment?
Sweating is a necessary bodily function that helps maintain your health, but too much sweat have an negative affect on your overall wellbeing. Topical and oral treatment for mild hyperhidrosis will usually provide the results you’re looking for, but if your condition requires more aggressive treatment, our dermatologists can help you find a solution that works for you.
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