Don’t Let Hyperhidrosis Control You!
Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself. Your nervous system triggers your body’s sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Stress and nervousness can cause your palms, soles and face to sweat.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that causes excessive sweating without a trigger. You may actually sweat so much that is soaks through your clothes, disrupting your daily routine and causing anxiety. This condition can affect the hands, feet, underarms and face and usually occurs on both sides of the body. This type of hyperhidrosis can be hereditary.
Secondary hyperhidrosis is less common and occurs when excessive sweating is due to a medical condition. The following conditions could be the cause:
- Side effects of cancer treatment
- Thyroid Issues
- And more…
While this condition can be irritating, it is treatable! Patients who suffer from hyperhidrosis have the following treatment options:
- Using a prescription-strength antiperspirant
- Oral medications can be used to reduce sweating
- The FDA has approved Botox for excessive underarm sweating.
- Lasers can be used to target and kill underarm sweat glands.
If you feel like you are unexpectedly sweating excessively, you might be suffering from this condition. Contact Coastal Skin Surgery & Dermatology to schedule an appointment with a Board-Certified Dermatologist. We can help find the right treatment for you.