Excessive sweating is a surprisingly common problem. However, although many people do suffer from some degree of embarrassing sweating, it is nonetheless a taboo subject and can have a serious impact on the sufferer’s daily life (change). Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for severe sweating, where patients with hyperhidrosis may sweat up to four or five times more than normal, far exceeding what is needed to regulate body temperature.
Why do I have this problem of excessive sweating?
The exact causes aren’t known, but up to 3% of people suffer from hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis usually starts in adolescence or young adulthood. Sweating is worst in the palms, soles, or underarms. When excessive sweating is limited to these areas, it’s called focal hyperhidrosis.
What is the treatment for underarm sweating?
Anti-wrinkle cosmetic injections (Botox®) is a minimally invasive treatment that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2004 to treat the symptoms of severe underarm sweating.
What makes excess sweating worse?
Severe underarm sweating may be exacerbated by stress, emotion or exercise, but often occurs spontaneously.
Is the treatment for excess sweating right for me?
If your aim is to reduce the embarrassment and inconvenience cause by overactive sweat glands, the hyperhidrosis treatment is a safe and convenient option.
Is does the treatment for excess sweating work?
Botox® (botulism toxin) works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is secreted by the sympathetic nerves in proximity to the sweat glands that reside in the skin.