How to remove sweating
Heavy sweating or as it is also called “hyperhidrosis” can cause significant discomfort. This unpleasant phenomenon can reduce your self-confidence and additionally stain your clothes all the time. Often times, people just take it for granted and put up with it.
If sweating occurs when you are nervous or when you are too hot, this is normal, and in some cases even beneficial, since this is how the body has the ability to cool down. But when sweat is vigorously released every day, at any time and in any place for no apparent reason, this is already a cause for concern.
Increased sweating causes. Scientifical point of view
In a healthy state, the nervous system signals the body when to sweat. If sweating is excessive, it is caused by an overreaction of the nervous system.
The two main types of hyperhidrosis are:
- Primary focal hyperhidrosis – begins in childhood or adolescence. A person may sweat all over or sweat heavily on several specific parts of the body. This can be the palms, feet, armpits, upper lip, groin, or head.
- Secondary hyperhidrosis may result from an underlying cause, which may be diabetes, menopause, obesity, an overactive thyroid gland, or certain medications.
There are two main differences between the two types of hyperhidrosis:
• in case of primary focal hyperhidrosis, sweat is released on certain parts of the body, most often it is the palms;
• Secondary hyperhidrosis includes sweating during sleep. If you have focal hyperhidrosis, sweating begins as soon as you wake up, but usually “night sweats” are not the main symptom.
Why get rid of excessive sweating?
There are a number of ways in which you can effectively combat hyperhidrosis. It is worth paying attention to them, since in addition to the feeling of discomfort, increased sweating can cause medical problems. First of all, the risk of diseases exists due to the fact that the skin, moisturized by sweat, is an excellent environment for the development of pathogenic microorganisms. This not only provokes the appearance of a pungent unpleasant odor, but also irritates the skin, opening a direct pathway for fungal infections, streptococci and staphylococci. As a result, pustular formations may appear on the skin.
Hyperhidrosis treatment methods
Hyperhidrosis is treatable and most people experience significant improvement after the procedures. The type of treatment you will be given depends on your general health and the location where you are experiencing increased sweating. Treatment options include drugs, injections, and surgery.
✅ Specific antiperspirants: This is often the first step in treating hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants are applied directly to the skin, armpits, arms, legs, or hairline. When you start to sweat, the active substance digs into the sweat glands, forming a plug. The body senses this and signals your glands to stop secreting excess sweat.
✅ Botulinum toxin injections. Botulinum toxin is commonly associated with wrinkles, but the US Regulatory Authority (FDA) has approved it as a remedy for underarm sweating. Your dermatologist will inject a small amount of this drug into different areas of your underarms. Botox temporarily blocks a sweat gland-stimulating chemical in your body. Usually, the effect of the injections will last 5 to 9 months. The action of drugs that block sweating begins in a couple of days, reaching its peak 10-14 days after the procedure. It is this method that is most balanced in terms of cost, effectiveness and side effects.
✅ Prescription systemic medications: Some oral medications interfere with sweat glands. They are used to treat excessive sweating all over the body. However, these drugs can have a variety of adverse reactions, such as dry eyes and other mucous membranes.
✅ When other solutions are not effective, various surgical procedures can help. These include the surgical removal of sweat glands in the area of increased sweating through processes such as liposuction, laser surgery, or excision. Another procedure, sympathectomy, is a more serious operation in which certain nerves are cut or destroyed. However, this is often an extreme measure, since these procedures are not complete without recovery and side effects.
By the way, in the video below, Esteva Clinic specialists talk about excessive sweating in the TV show “Be Healthy” (NTN TV channel)
Facts That You May Doesn`t Know About Hyperhidrosis:
📌 Dermatologists estimate that 3% of the US population suffers from hyperhidrosis.
📌 Research shows that you may be more likely to suffer from hyperhidrosis if someone in your family has increased sweating.
📌 Hyperhidrosis can appear regardless of whether you live in warm or cold climates.
📌 The disease affects people of any age and can begin at any age as well.
📌 Keeping a “sweat journal” can help you and your doctor determine the causes of excessive sweating and develop appropriate treatments.
📌 Research shows that around 365 million people worldwide suffer from heavy sweating.
📌 Chronically moist skin can lead to infection.
Doctors at Esteva Clinic specialize in injection methods for combating hyperhidrosis.
If you suffer from excessive sweating and want to know more about the cause and treatment options, make an appointment with Esteva Clinic dermatologist!
Cost of injectable treatment for excessive sweating
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|Лечение гипергидроза лица||3800|
|Лечение гипергидроза лба||2700|
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|Лечение гипергидроза ступней||7800|
|Лечение гипергидроза ладонь||7800|