Excessive Sweating

Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a problem for many individuals. Many people are unaware that it is more than just sweating heavily when it is really hot outside; it can be a medical condition. The condition can affect a specific area of the body (localised hyperhidrosis) or the body as a whole (generalised hyperhidrosis).

Many medics believe that causes of excessive sweating stem from the nervous system. However, other conditions leading to excessive sweating include:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Menopause
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Spinal cord injuries

Other than a physical worry, many people are affected by hyperhidrosis psychologically, emotionally or socially.

How to Treat Excessive Sweating

There are many ways to treat hyperhidrosis. These can range from simple life hacks to more major treatments:

  1. 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.
  2. Drugs — some drugs can prevent the acetylcholine chemical from working. It is this chemical that helps to stimulate the sweat glands in your body.
  3. 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.

The Next Steps

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