This site is produced by the doctors from FirstChoiceBeacon and has all the information you need to understand and treat problematic excessive sweating; scientifically known as hyperhidrosis.
Sweating is a part of everyday life. Its main function is to control body temperature. When we sweat we excrete water – which also contains some salts – from our sweat glands. As the water in sweat evaporates the skin begins to cool.
Sweating is a completely normal part of bodily function, however, it becomes a problem if it excessive and interferes with your day-to-day life.
If you are experiencing this problematic condition then you may have asked yourself some of the following questions:
- Why do I sweat so much?
- What is the right treatment for my excessive sweating / hyperhidrosis?
- How do I stop my armpits sweating?
- How does botox treat sweating?
Although hyperhidrosis can occur anywhere on the body, there are particular areas – as they have a larger number of sweat glands – that it is a more common occurrence including;
- The armpits
- The hands
- The feet
- The face
Treatment options vary depending on where the problem is occurring. For example, botox is an extremely effective treatment option for underarm sweating but is a less viable option for say hand sweating due to sensitivity in the hands and the fact that the muscles in the hand are very close to the skin.