The condition can affect a specific area of the body (localised hyperhidrosis) or the body as a whole (generalised hyperhidrosis).
How to Treat Excessive Sweating
There are many ways to treat hyperhidrosis. These can range from simple life hacks to more major treatments:
- Antiperspirant — the first option for many individuals may be to visit their doctor to obtain a special antiperspirant containing aluminum chloride. It is stronger than your average over-the-counter antiperspirants.
- Drugs — some drugs can prevent the acetylcholine chemical from working. It is this chemical that helps to stimulate the sweat glands in your body.
- Neurotoxins — the use of neurotoxins in cosmetic surgery can be used to block the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. It is a very straight forward procedure, although it may not take full effect for 14-21 days. However, just like any other area, the results are not permanent and treatment may need to be repeated on a 3-6 month basis.
Excessive Sweating Causes
Many medics believe that causes of excessive sweating stem from the nervous system. However, other conditions leading to excessive sweating include:
- Heart disease
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Spinal cord injuries
Other than a physical worry, many people are affected by hyperhidrosis psychologically, emotionally or socially.