Excessive Sweating Treatments

We know that sweating outside or at the gym is perfectly normal, but conditions such as hyperhidrosis can cause a lot of discomfort in our everyday routine . We are here to help you solve this problem.

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What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition related to excessive sweating, that's not necessarily related to heat or exercise. In hyperhidrosis, your body’s sweat glands overact. This overactivity causes you to sweat a lot, at times and places where other people wouldn’t. Sometimes, a medical condition or emotion (like anxiety) triggers excessive sweating. For many people with hyperhidrosis, controlling symptoms can be a constant challenge.

What areas can be treated with Hyperhidrosis?

The five most common areas tend to be the armpits, hands, feet, face, and head, as well as the groin area.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

Sweating is how your body cools itself when it gets too hot (when you’re exercising, sick, or really nervous). Nerves tell your sweat glands to start working. In hyperhidrosis, certain sweat glands work overtime for no apparent reason, producing sweat that you don’t need.

Focal hyperhidrosis commonly results from:

  • Certain odors and foods, including citric acid, coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, and spices.
  • Emotional stress, especially anxiety.
  • Heat.
  • Spinal cord injury.

Generalized or secondary hyperhidrosis can result from:

  • Dysautonomia (autonomic dysfunction).
  • Heat, humidity, and exercise.
  • Infections, such as tuberculosis.
  • Malignancies, such as Hodgkin disease (cancer of the lymphatic system).
  • Menopause.
  • Metabolic diseases and disorders, including hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), pheochromocytoma (a benign tumor in the adrenal glands), gout, and pituitary disease.
  • Severe psychological stress.
  • Some prescription drugs, including certain antidepressants (bupropion or Wellbutrin®) and insulins (Humulin® R).

In secondary hyperhidrosis, a medical condition or medication causes you to sweat more than usual. Medical experts haven’t uncovered what causes the body to produce extra sweat in focal hyperhidrosis.

How Can You Treat Excessive Sweating?

Treatment for a problem such as excessive sweating is usually tackled with botulinum toxin (also known as Botox), it temporarily blocks the nerves that cause sweating. Your skin will be iced or anaesthetised first. Each affected area of your body will need several injections. The effects last six to 12 months, and then the treatment needs to be repeated.