Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterized by excessive sweating. While sweating is a normal reaction to heat, exercise, anxiety, or fear, those with hyperhidrosis continue sweating without such triggers, which can cause significant discomfort and potential embarrassment.
Many may wonder whether their sweating is a cause for concern. While the diagnosis of hyperhidrosis is a highly individual process, there are some symptoms to look out for. If sweating interferes with your daily activities, including the way you dress and choose to interact with people, that is one strong indication you may suffer from excessive sweating. People with hyperhidrosis also report sweating equally on both sides of their body, not sweating excessively in their sleep, and having incidents of excessive sweating more than once a week. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, bring your concerns up with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
While hyperhidrosis is not life-threatening, it does have serious social consequences. For people that experience excessive sweating, it can be extremely stressful to perform basic social and work activities, such as taking meetings, visiting with friends, and going on job interviews, as they may fear the social stigma that goes along with excessive sweating. Additionally, they may feel that certain clothing styles, materials, and colours are unavailable to them. So although primary hyperhidrosis is not linked to any serious health conditions, it can severely impact your quality of life.
Treatments range from medical grade antiperspirants, medication, and even surgery. However, one highly effective treatment of hyperhidrosis is Botox. Known primarily as a cosmetic treatment that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the paralyzing effect of Botox can also be used on the sweat glands in specific problem areas, including the underarms. This revolutionary treatment has enabled those suffering with hyperhidrosis to live their lives more fully and with more confidence.
If you have been diagnosed with hyperhidrosis and would like to take advantage of a complimentary consultation with Dr. Stacie Weber and her staff to discuss your options, contact us today by calling 705.828.3223 or filling in our secure online form.
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