Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. It is caused by an overactive sympathetic nerve. It is a medical condition affecting 3% of the population, people as young as 13 years old. Besides disrupting normal daily activities, this type of heavy sweating can cause social anxiety and embarrassment causing debilitating physical and emotion symptoms. Treatment can help facilitate a life free of the worry of excessive sweating. There are medical treatments for hyperhidrosis. Common treatments for excessive sweat include:

  • Anticholinergics or drugs that block the body’s sweat trigger
  • Botox injections to block the nerve signals that trigger sweat
  • Prescription antiperspirants
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