What Is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes excessive or uncontrollable sweating. Also known as sudorrhea and polyhidrosis. It means you can sweat for no apparent reason while not doing any activity. 

It is not a life-threatening condition, and there are hyperhidrosis treatments that can help alleviate some of the symptoms. We will look at some treatments in this article that will help lessen hyperhidrosis's impact on your life. 

Let's look at what hyperhidrosis is.

What Is Hyperhidrosis?

We want to preface that there is no such thing as a 'normal' amount of sweat. However, if you find that you sweat too much or sweating has started to make you feel paranoid or anxious and starting to interfere with your life, it could be worth looking into treatment 

Hyperhidrosis is most commonly found in the hands, armpits, the groin and feet. This is because those areas have a high concentration of sweat glands.

  • Focal Hyperhidrosis- This is localised excessive sweating. An example is Palmoplantar hyperhidrosis, meaning excessive sweating of the soles or palms. 
  • Generalised Hyperhidrosis- This is excessive sweating of the whole body. 

Hyperhidrosis sometimes does not have an apparent cause or can have secondary causes leading to it. 

  • Primary idiopathic hyperhidrosis- this means unknown. Usually localised to a particular area of the body. 
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis- The excessive sweating could be because of an underlying health condition. This could be menopause, obesity, diabetes, gout or hyperthyroidism. 

There is no one explanation for why someone might develop hyperhidrosis. In addition, it can lead to many secondary side effects affecting confidence in everyday life. Therefore, while not life-threatening the symptoms off the back of hyperhidrosis can be uncomfortable to deal with. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Hyperhidrosis

The main symptoms of hyperhidrosis are:

  • Clammy/ wet palms of your hands
  • Clammy/wet soles of your feet
  • Frequent sweating 
  • Soaking through clothes with sweat 

These are the main symptoms to look out for if you believe you have hyperhidrosis. Other side effects could be painful or irritable skin. You could also feel more self-conscious about sweat patches or body odour. 

If you have any of these symptoms or have experienced any of the side effects due to excessive sweating, do not worry, as it can be solved with some treatments we will discuss later in this article. 

Are There Any Treatments For Hyperhidrosis?

There are lots of hyperhidrosis treatments that can help with the excessive sweating you might be experiencing. Unfortunately, there is no cure for focal hyperhidrosis. Still, there are treatments aimed at reducing symptoms and improving your quality of life. 

The best hyperhidrosis treatment is an anti-wrinkle treatment. Anti-wrinkle treatments are not only known for eliminating fine lines and wrinkles but it is also used for a lot of conditions to help reduce symptoms. For further information about our anti-wrinkle treatments, read out our anti-wrinkle blog

What is the best hyperhidrosis treatment?

We offer a hyperhidrosis treatment which targets the area of excessive sweating. Administered by one of our professionals, a small injection of our anti-wrinkle treatment is used to combat excessive sweating in the focal area. 

It works by blocking the chemical made in the body that stimulates the sweat glands. This, then, in turn, limits the amount of sweat the body can produce and therefore reduces the amount you sweat. 

It is the best hyperhidrosis treatment is because it has few side effects, lasts a long time, and you do not need to take daily medication. In addition, unlike other treatments for hyperhidrosis that require ongoing treatment, anti-wrinkle treatment is quick and easy to maintain for the best results. 

Are There Any Side Effects Of Hyperhidrosis Treatment?

There are minimal side effects of anti-wrinkle hyperhidrosis treatment. The side effects, if any, are temporary and don't affect your day-to-day life. Common side effects are:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Numb feeling
  • Muscle weakness

We advise you to consult a professional nurse with qualified training when getting hyperhidrosis treatment. This will limit the risk of any of the above side effects.

If treated quickly and properly, hyperhidrosis can be manageable and become easy to live with. However, we believe it shouldn't dictate your life, and with our hyperhidrosis treatment, we aim to reduce the stress it can cause.

Get in contact for a consultation today with a member of our team and start your hyperhidrosis journey. 

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