Excessive sweating or medically known as hyperhydrosis is a medical condition which causes a person to sweat excessively.
Excessive sweating associated with hyperhydrosis is normally most active in the hands, feet, armpits, and the groin because of their relatively high concentration of sweat glands.
Focal hyperhydrosis: When the excessive sweating is localised.
Generalized hyperhydrosis: Excessive sweating affects the entire body.
The condition can be due to an underlying health condition, or have no apparent cause:
Primary idiopathic hyperhydrosis: “Idiopathic” means “of unknown cause.” In the majority of cases, the hyperhidrosis is localised.
Secondary hyperhydrosis: The person sweats too much because of an underlying health condition, such as obesity, gout, menopause, a tumor, mercury poisoning, diabetes mellitus, or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland).
Primary idiopathic hyperhydrosis usually happens on axilla (armpits), palms and plantar. More commonly people suffers from excessive armpit sweating, some even on palms and plantar (sole). Less common affected areas are craniofacial (scalp/face) and under breasts. Hyperhydrosis tends to happen during adolescence.
About 3/4 of those who have hyperhydrosis reported that excessive sweating has had some negative impact on their social life, mental and emotional health.
How to identify the symptoms?
Clammy or wet palms of the hands
Clammy or wet soles of the feet
Noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing especially at armpits
People who suffers from this condition tend to shy away from physical contact and/or feel self conscious on their sweating pattern.
How to stop excessive sweating?
Hyperhydrosis can be treated with neurotoxin.
Neurotoxin temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for "turning on" body’s sweat glands. By blocking this chemical messenger, neurotoxin "turns off" sweating at the area where it has been treated!
A single treatment on any area will have 80-90% effectiveness in decreasing sweating. This will typically lasts between 3 - 6 months though some has reported to last longer.
Repeated treatment with neurotoxin is safe, effective and consistently results in long lasting improvements in patient’s daily symptoms and also quality of life.
A simple treatment change a sufferer's condition greatly. Make an appointment with us for a consultation to learn more.