Hyperhidrosis Overview
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive or profuse sweating. It is a condition that usually manifests during puberty because the body goes changes that causes the hormones to become unbalanced. Eventually, it should stop because the body adjusts and should be able to control the sweating. However, for some, the sweating becomes uncontrollable and remains. A lot of people in the world suffer from hyperhidrosis, approximately 3% of the entire population. Fortunately, there are treatment options available to prevent sweating.

Deodorants and antiperspirants are usually the first option for people experiencing excessive sweating. It is available on all the leading supermarkets so availability is not an issue. However, these are just temporary solutions for sweating and for most people that suffer from excessive sweating, these are not enough.

Surgery. There are two types of surgery procedures that are available for hyperhidrosis treatment. These are very costly and somewhat dangerous. The first one is local surgery. This procedure is used to treat hyperhidrosis in the armpits. The procedure is quite similar to liposuction and what happens is that the sweat glands are purposely damaged or removed completely in order to stop sweating.

Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy or ETS is another type of surgery that can be performed to stop hyperhidrosis. The aim of this procedure is to cut the nerve signals from the brain to the sweat glands in order to stop the sweating. This can be very dangerous and it is also very costly. The procedure can be done to eliminate sweaty hands and sweaty underarms.

Botox is another treatment option for hyperhidrosis. It is a solution that can last for about 6 months. The injections can be done on the face, hands, feet and armpits. Be advised however that these injections can hurt a lot. When the effects weaken or are totally gone, you can return to the clinic and have another injection.

This condition is very embarrassing and annoying but there are methods to treat it as shown above. If you suffer from this condition, you should go visit your doctor and have yourself looked at. You don't have to suffer from this condition but you should take it upon yourself to have it treated.

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