What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Greg Nestor

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Did you know that two to three percent of the population suffer from excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis? Normally, sweat is produced to decrease body temperature and help the body stay cool. When more sweat is produced than what is needed to decrease the body temperature, the condition is known as hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis can be an embarrassing condition that can lower self esteem and cause those who have it to feel less confident. Many suffer for years, not realizing what the cause of their excessive sweating is and how to stop it.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

Though some conditions such as neurological disorders, endocrine diseases and infections can cause hyperhidrosis to occur, hyperhidrosis most often occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Stress, heat and normal living conditions can all contribute to excessive sweat in those with this condition.

How Is Hyperhidrosis Treated?

There are several options for treating hyperhidrosis. Before undergoing any treatment, consult with a doctor to ensure that no other underlying problems are contributing to the condition. If there are no medical reasons behind the condition, many people have found that there are several options to better their lives while living with hyperhidrosis, including:

– Over-The-Counter Antiperspirants: Antiperspirants contain a low-dose of aluminum, which blocks sweat ducts from producing too much sweat.

– Prescription Antiperspirants: These antiperspirants contain a stronger dose of aluminum chloride hexahydrate and may be helpful if over-the-counter versions aren’t enough.

– Botox: By temporarily blocking the nerves from releasing the chemical signals that sweat glands need to produce sweat, severe sweating will be immediately stopped. This treatment is approved by the FDA for excessive underarm sweating.

– VASER®: Normally used to remove unwanted fat, the VASER® system can also help those with hyperhidrosis by removing the superficial layers that contain sweat glands in the armpits. When these sweat glands are destroyed, sweating will be normalized and will cause less odor.

Reduce Sweating with the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation

No one should have to feel self-conscious by their sweat. When other options haven’t worked, Dr. Nestor and his team at the Medical Center of Body Rejuvenation can help. We offer both Botox and VASER® therapy treatments for those who suffer from hyperhidrosis. We can help you to control the sweat, boosting your self-confidence and helping you to feel less self-conscious when around others. Give us a call today to learn more or schedule an appointment online.

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