Hyperhidrosis TreatmentCoral Gables, FL
Hyperhidrosis causes overactive sweat glands in various areas of the body. This excessive sweating can be both physically, socially, and emotionally debilitating. Fortunately, hyperhidrosis treatment is available to stop this to combat this disruptive condition.
Hyperhidrosis treatment is available at Dermbar MD in Coral Gables and the surrounding area. Our team can help you reach your hair goals. Call us today at 305-230-4485 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
What To Know About Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes people to have abnormally excessive sweating. This sweating is not necessarily related to physical activity or heat. According to a 2016 report, around 4.6% of Americans have hyperhidrosis. This figure may underreport the number of affected people since many do not seek treatment. There are two types of hyperhidrosis, primary focal hyperhidrosis, and secondary generalized hyperhidrosis.
Primary focus hyperhidrosis causes sweating of the hands, feet, face, underarms, and head. People with this type of condition usually begin experiencing symptoms during childhood. Secondary general hyperhidrosis is sweating that occurs as a result of medical conditions or medications. People with this type of disorder generally experience its effects in adulthood by sweating throughout the body or one specific area.
When To Seek Treatment
Excessive sweating can be not only embarrassing but can interfere with daily activities. When untreated, hyperhidrosis can continue throughout a person’s life. This condition can ruin clothes and complicate social interactions.
People with severe cases of hyperhidrosis can also suffer from serious practical problems. Sweaty palms can make it difficult for people to do everyday tasks such as writing, gripping a steering wheel, and shaking hands. People that experience excessive sweating on both sides of the body for over six months for no apparent reason should schedule an appointment for an accurate diagnosis and to determine the underlying cause.
Hyperhidrosis Diagnosis and Possible Complications
To diagnose hyperhidrosis, patients will answer questions about their sweating, such as when and where it occurs. Blood and urine tests can also help determine whether a patient has hyperhidrosis. In most cases, a patient’s health history and physical examination is enough to diagnose primary hyperhidrosis.
Without the proper treatment, hyperhidrosis can cause other health complications. Excessive sweating can cause people to become more prone to fungal infections such as jock itch and athlete’s foot. Maceration, when the skin is continually moist, can also occur. This skin breakdown gives bacteria and viruses easier entry and can cause other skin infections.
Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options
Fortunately, there are various treatment options for hyperhidrosis. Specialized prescription antiperspirants are available to treat mild cases of this condition. However, more severe cases of hyperhidrosis may require other treatments such as:
- Anticholinergic drugs: These drugs can provide relief for generalized sweating by preventing acetylcholine, a chemical that stimulates sweat glands, from working.
- Botox: Botox injections can treat severe hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves that stimulate sweat glands.
- Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS): This surgical intervention involves cutting the nerves that carry messages to the sweat glands but is only for severe cases of hyperhidrosis that do not respond to other treatments.
- Iontophoresis: This device delivers low-level electrical currents while the patient submerges their hands and feet in water to block sweat glands temporarily.
People interested in receiving treatment should contact us to learn more about the available treatment options.
Benefits of Hyperhidrosis Treatment
Hyperhidrosis symptoms can vary widely in their severity and impact on people’s lives. While some people may experience symptoms that come and go throughout their lives, for others, hyperhidrosis is a constant source of frustration and insecurity. The right treatment can help people live free from the social, emotional, and health complications caused by excessive sweating.
People with hyperhidrosis seek treatment after living with the condition for an average of nine years. It is important for people affected by this treatable condition to seek help. We create custom treatment plans to help patients manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Call Us Today
Hyperhidrosis treatment can help you live without the fear of sweating excessively. Our team at Dermbar MD can help. Call us today at 305-230-4485 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes primary focal hyperhidrosis?
Previously, hyperhidrosis was thought to be psychological, only affecting anxious individuals. However, the emotional and mental feelings experienced by many patients with hyperhidrosis are due to excessive sweating. Studies have revealed that there may be a hereditary component to hyperhidrosis. Most patients with this condition have a sibling or parent affected by it as well.
What is the process of injecting Botox for hyperhidrosis?
Botox for hyperhidrosis treatment is injected below the skin’s surface with a thin needle. It most commonly treats excessive sweating in the underarms and palms. Patients receive the injections in the form of a grid around the treatment site.
What are the signs of hyperhidrosis?
Signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis include clammy or wet palms and feet. People may also experience noticeable sweating that soaks through clothing or irritating and painful skin problems. Although people with secondary general hyperhidrosis may sweat while sleeping, it is not a common symptom for people with primary focal hyperhidrosis.
Why do people sweat?
When the body’s temperature rises due to exercise, heat, stress, or hormones, sweating helps regulate it. Sweating helps promote heat loss through evaporation. This process allows the body to maintain the optimal body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do underarm deodorants help with sweating?
Underarm deodorants do not stop sweating but help control the odor from sweat. Many antiperspirants are also deodorants. Antiperspirants contain aluminum salts, which form plugs on the skin that block perspiration.
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