Excessive sweating is a serious problem for many people, both men and women. It makes them embarrass and enforces them to change their clothes many times during the day and damage the fabric. It commonly cause excessive moisture in palms of hands, face, armpits, and sole of feet or can target any other areas of the body. This place adverse effect on the personal style, self-confidence causes embarrassment.
CosmeDocs is a specialist in providing Botox treatments specifically targeted at controlling the problem of excessive sweating. We are also a member of International Society for Hyperhidrosis, hence we are committed to provide you with the highly effective hyperhidrosis treatments which will help to make a real difference in your life.
To address this problem, we have opened special clinics for treating excessive sweating problem where we have experience and competent experts to take care of the problem and give best results. We not only deal the problem of sweating in common areas like armpits, palms and forehead but also treat the more complex areas like nose, upper lips, cheeks, feet. We also specialise in treating the compensatory sweating problem in focal areas which may arise due to the past hyperhidrosis surgery -ETS [Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy].
Hyperhidrosis is also referred to as polyhidrosis or sudorrhea is a disease characterizied by abnormally high levels of sweating which generally target the face, underarms, palms of hands and soles of feet. It is a problem because it causes displeasure, dissatisfaction and embarrassment.
According to one estimate, almost 2-3 % of people in west suffer from the problem of hyperhidrosis in armpits or in the palms or hands or soles of feet. The problem of underarm sweating in most cases initiate in early adolescence while the excessive sweating in hands and palms starts earlier almost around 13 years of age, on average. If this problem is left untreated, it may remain throughout the lifespan.
This problem is a cause of embarrassment in public as it stains your clothes, cause an unpleasant smell, and destroy your romantic and social life. In case of severe hyperhidrosis, it can have serious consequences in practical life. It can even make harder for people to do normal chores in life like holding a pen, shaking hands with others, gripping the car steering etc.
Previously, only surgical treatment was available for hyperhidrosis but now the availability of non-invasive treatment for excessive sweating has revolutionised the treatment and reduced it to few Botox injections.
Types of Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis has been categorised into two general categories:
Focal or Primary Hyperhidrosis: There is no underlying cause of excessive sweating. It is neither due to medical conditions nor due to its side effects. In fact, it is idiopathic in nature (spontaneous occurrence) equally effecting both sides of the body. It targets specific body areas causing excessive sweating like face, underarms, feet and hands.
Generalized or Secondary Hyperhidrosis: The underlying medical conditions or its side effects are a cause of excessive sweating. This type of hyperhidrosis affects the complete body instead of specific parts.
Some Causes of Primary or Focal Hyperhidrosis
It can be caused due to following reasons;
- Primary Idiopathic Hyperhidrosis
- Gustatory Sweating [Frey’s Syndrome]
- Neurologic Issues [Neuropathies and Spinal Injury]
Some causes of Generalized or Secondary Hyperhidrosis
Some underlying causes of generalized hyperhidrosis are given below;
- Cardiovascular Disorders [Shock, Heart Failure]
- Drugs [Fluoxetine, Venlafaxine, Doxepin]
- Endocrine [Acromegaly, Carcinoid Syndrome, Diabetes Mellitus, Hyperthryoidism, Hyperpituitarism, Menopause, Pheochromocytoma, and Pregnancy]
- Malignant Disease [Hodgkin’s Disease, Myeloprofilerative Disorders]
- Neurologic [Cerebrovascular Accident, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury]
- Respiratory Failure
- Toxicity [Alcoholism, Substance Abuse]
According to the reports of NHS (National Health Services), UK, it is estimated that approximately 3% of the UK population is affected by problem of excessive sweating.