If you are a gym rat, love to run or play sports, sweating is a normal part of your routine. You may even be used to managing a “glistening glow” on a very hot day. This is completely normal. You wipe off, take a shower and move on with your day.
However, if you are dealing with constant perspiration not due to exercise or temperature, you may have a condition called hyperhidrosis. While sweating is a natural body function that regulates your body’s internal temperature, hyperhidrosis is a condition that can be treated.
We understand if you are trying to manage your hyperhidrosis, you may feel embarrassed. It’s no fun to always look like you took a shower in your clothing! However, the specialists at Montville MedSpa & Pain Center can help you feel like yourself again.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
It’s important to understand that excessive sweating caused by hyperhidrosis is beyond a person’s control. The body’s sweat glands are overactive and that activity causes people to sweat more than others and, worse, in places on the body where others don’t usually sweat.
Some people may find that emotional conditions, such as anxiety, can trigger hyperhidrosis. However, if you’ve ever been told to “just calm down” in a time of stress, you already know that it’s extremely difficult to turn emotional reactions off—especially in an effort to reduce sweating!
Who gets hyperhidrosis?
A condition known as “focal hyperhidrosis” is the result of a gene mutation. You can thank your family if you suffer from focal hyperhidrosis because it’s heredity. It’s a skin disorder that results in excessive sweating and usually affects the feet, hands, head and armpits. Focal hyperhidrosis tends to appear and become a challenge for people before age 25.
On the other hand, doctors say that generalized hyperhidrosis (adult-onset) can be caused by another medical issue such as diabetes. Some conditions simply trigger sweat glands to become overactive. There are also some medications that can make hyperhidrosis flare up.
Is Hyperhidrosis very common?
Not really. In fact, up to five percent of the population in the United States suffers with this sweaty condition—maybe more since not everyone seeks medical help and therefore many instances may go unreported.
However, if you don’t report your symptoms, you can’t get help!
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
Most people suffering from hyperhidrosis get little relief from antiperspirants and they report having to curtail activities that might make their condition even worse. This means many recreational activities outdoors are off limits.
There are prescription antiperspirants that may provide some relief. For many people with hyperhidrosis, a visit to a healthcare provider that offers hyperhidrosis treatment can help you get your problem under control and help you feel much more confident.
Contact Montvale MedSpa & Pain Center and get ready to wipe hyperhidrosis out of your life!
Once we are sure your hyperhidrosis is not caused by exercise or environmental conditions, the skilled practitioners at Montvale MedSpa may suggest treating your hyperhidrosis with BOTOX® injections.
This FDA approved treatment for hyperhidrosis may not only help you live an active, normal lifestyle but it could have a major positive impact on your self-esteem and confidence.
If you are suffering from excessive sweating, the Montvale MedSpa & Pain Center can help! No reason to feel self-conscious; make an appointment as soon as possible and you will likely feel relief quickly!
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