Hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating can affect many parts of the body, typically the under-arms, hands, feet and groin

Hyperhidrosis Dr Ayad Harb

What is hyperhidrosis and why does it occur?

Although it is normal to sweat if you do exercise or get hot, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) occurs when the body doesn’t need to cool down.

Hyperhidrosis is a long-term condition that can occur for no obvious reason, and can be caused by another condition that you are suffering from or as a side effect of medication you’re taking. It is a common condition that can affect the whole body, especially areas such as your armpits, hands, feet, face, chest and groin.

It can be a socially debilitating problem, with sufferers unable to wear certain clothing and being caught out in embarrassing situations at work or when socialising.  

Can hyperhidrosis be treated?

There is no cure for hyperhidrosis, but it is possible to manage the symptoms of the condition.

For example, wearing loose-fitting white or dark clothing can minimise signs of sweating, socks can help to absorb moisture and wearing leather shoes rather than enclosed boots or sports shoes can help too. In addition, avoiding drinking alcohol or eating spicy food can help to minimise your symptoms.

Botox for hyperhidrosis

There are proven treatments that help to reduce sweating, or even eradicate it completely. Botox is the most common and easiest treatment. Botox is injected into the problem areas, typically under-arms, hands or even parts of the face, to produce a very welcome relief from hyperhidrosis, with results lasting 6 months or longer.

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