Your body might sweat more than it needs to! Even if you cannot find an apparent reason for the excessive sweating, there are still efficient solutions to tackle the problem.
Although it is embarrassing, excessive sweating should not make you avoid seeking help. You can take control of your life by beating that.
Sweating is how your body cools itself when it gets too hot. The culprit behind your body’s excessive sweating is your sweat glands’ overactivity, called Hyperhidrosis. This condition may occur due to changes in genes or medical problems and is reportedly occurring among Americans.
If certain sweat glands work overtime and produce more sweat than usual, Hyperhidrosis develops.
Hyperhidrosis which results from changes in your genes is referred to as focal Hyperhidrosis, and if medical issues cause the condition, it is called secondary Hyperhidrosis.
Emotional stress, anxiety, heat, and certain foods like coffee, chocolate, peanut butter, and spices, can be the causes of Hyperhidrosis. Secondary Hyperhidrosis also can result from particular health complications such as autonomic dysfunction, tuberculosis, malignancies, menopause, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hypoglycemia, pheochromocytoma, and pituitary disease. Some specific medications can also lead to this condition.
Your symptoms are usually the clue to the type of Hyperhidrosis you have. Hyperhidrosis symptoms vary from case to case depending on its severity and the impact it has on you.
Excessive sweating can affect you by pooling under your arms or around your back, soaking your shirt, dampening your cheeks or forehead, and dripping down your hands.
Excessive sweating may also lead to a foul smell due to bacteria, itching, inflammation, skin changes, and disintegrating skin.
While generalized Hyperhidrosis drives you to sweat all over, focal Hyperhidrosis primarily affects your armpits, bottoms, face, genitals, and palms. When the situation is discussed with care providers, they will review your health history and evaluate your symptoms.
Your lifestyle can impact lifestyle changes. A conscious change in your daily routine can improve minor symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Your provider will discuss your treatment options and help you decide what’s right for you.
Focal Hyperhidrosis cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be reduced to improve the condition.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis can be tread with several methods based on the identified reason by skin specialists.
Injecting Botox could be an ideal solution to excessive sweating when other techniques fail you. With the increase in your body’s temperature, your nervous system activates your sweat glands, which signals your body to start cooling itself by sweating. Botox allows the blocking of these nerves, which are overactive when you sweat excessively. The result is reduced sweat production when the substance is injected underneath your skin’s surface.
Botulinum toxin injections are done with the help of tiny needles and are usually painful. Anesthetic agents are required to control the discomfort during the process.
Botox is FDA-approved as a safe and effective treatment for this condition. You should not worry about severe side effects, but transient muscle weakness and small hematomas in the injected areas can be expected.
After the treatment, you can go back to your regular daily routine and plan a regular follow-up to get the best results.
The effects will be seen after a few days and will last 6 months. For successful long-term therapy, injections must be repeated regularly.
Excessive sweating can be an everyday challenge, and you need to bring it up with a healthcare provider to be able to beat it. There is no need to feel embarrassed. You can feel free to contact us at Beverly Wilshire Aesthetics. We are here to help you with any skin issues. You can enjoy a comfortable experience with the help of our skincare providers. We have the best solutions to offer for your problems.