Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating

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This section will definitely interest you if you answer yes to any of the following questions

  • “Do you feel you sweat more than other people?”
  • “Does a five-minute workout on the treadmill leave you sopping wet?”
  • “Do you wipe your hand before every handshake?”

About Excessive Sweating

Hyperhydrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. Generally, people sweat more in warm temperatures, when they exercise, or in response to situations that make them nervous, angry, embarrassed or afraid. However, excessive sweating occurs without such triggers. Those with hyperhydrosis appear to have overactive sweat glands. The uncontrollable sweating can lead to significant discomfort, both physical and emotional. It usually occurs in areas like the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area.

Types and Causes

Focal Hyperhydrosis

  • It affects the palms, soles and sometimes underarms.
  • It often occurs as an exaggerated response to emotional stimuli and is not generally associated with any underlying condition.
  • It may have a genetic component, as it often runs in families.

Secondary/Generalized hyperhydrosis

  • It affects large areas of the body.
  • Underlying causes could be – A reaction to certain medications, menopausal hot flushes, low blood sugar, an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), rarely certain cancers, heart disease and infectious diseases.

Symptoms

  • Frequent, noticeable, excessive sweating that can soak through clothing
  • Abnormally excessive and bothersome perspiration on your feet, underarms, head or face
  • Clamminess or dripping of sweat droplets on the palms of the hands or the soles of your feet
  • Treatment at Christell

    Botox – Today, there’s a safe, effective treatment that has very little risk or any significant side effects. This treatment uses muscle-relaxing injections.

    The treatment involves the injection of tiny amounts of muscle relaxant / Botox in a grid pattern over the affected skin. There is a small amount of discomfort during the treatment, but no anaesthetic is required. The effect lasts from 4-9 months depending on the site of injections.