Everybody sweats. It is normal, part of how our bodies regulate temperature. However, people with hyperhidrosis produce sweat in amounts far greater than needed to control their body temperature. For some people this may be linked to underlying conditions like diabetes or an overactive thyroid gland.
How many people of affected by this condition?
In the UK around 840,000 people suffer from excessive sweating. It usually starts to affect people in their childhood or adolescence and twenties but it continues to affect people in their middle years. It can make normal everyday activities difficult to carry out and it can be embarrassing both at work and in social situations.
Excessive underarm sweating is caused by over-activity of one type of sweat gland, the eccrine gland and it can be triggered by:
- Stress or anxiety
- Hot or spicy food
- Heat or cold
- Alcohol, tea or coffee
- Or just certain times of the day
Can excessive sweating be treated?
If you think you are suffering from excessive sweating, you can make lifestyle changes that can help such as:
- Using antiperspirant deodorants (not just deodorants)
- Trying to stay relaxed
- Keeping your environment cool
- Avoiding triggers such as spicy foods or alcohol
If lifestyle changes are not enough then speak to us about BotoxTM – an Effective Treatment
BotoxTM has been known to reduce the effect of hyperhidrosis, for areas including: palms, underarms, face and forehead.
The treatment becomes effective within a few days and is safe and effective. The cost of the treatment is often much less that what you spend on cleaning clothes, body sprays and soap and the benefits are priceless.
To talk to someone about treating excessive sweating, please contact our Kenilworth clinic.