For some people, the embarrassment of sweating can take over their lives. Hyperhidrosis is a condition which causes people to sweat profusely, because the body’s mechanism for cooling itself down is overactive. This can cause sweat production to increase five fold, making relatively normal situations a great deal more stressful.
Going to an interview for a new job can be terrifying, and going on a date with someone you’ve just met even more so. Whilst most of us will cope with nervous sweating by using extra antiperspirant, sufferers of hyperhidrosis are awarded no such solution. It affects approximately 3% of the population – millions of people around the world – and many go undiagnosed and are offered no treatment for their condition. Even shaking hands with a new colleague can become frightening, and leisure activities are significantly limited due to the sufferer’s embarrassment about wet patches and/or odour.
The summer can prove even more problematic – while clothes may be lighter and cooler to wear, those sweat patches can be even more visible, spoiling shirts and dresses.
Treatment for Excessive Sweating
Doctors will usually check first for any underlying causes (e.g. weight gain, thyroid problems). When there is no medical explanation, hyperhidrosis is usually diagnosed. The first course of action is usually to try a strong topical antiperspirant, but many patients struggle with rashes, burning sensations and sensitivity while finding that the sweat is not necessarily any better.
Oral medications and surgical options are available, but these have remained largely unsuccessful. Medication offers no long-term solution and side effects can be unpleasant, while surgery can cause sweating in other areas of the body.
However, there is a way to resolve hyperhidrosis. One of the best proven methods is Botox, injected into the sweat glands. Unlike other methods, injecting botulinum toxin into the armpits, hands and feet is both a safe and effective means of reducing sweat production. It’s a natural protein which blocks the secretion of chemicals, so the nervous system stops ‘turning on’ the sweat glands.
The process is short, and does not demand you to take time of work or stop leisure activities. Indeed, it lasts for around seven months and gives relief from excessive perspiration. If you believe you’re suffering from hyperhidrosis, it’s definitely worth talking to Dr Barbara Kubicka at Clinicbe. She has even appeared in Vogue Magazine discussing excessive sweating. As a doctor, she will also take a full medical history and review before prescribing treatment, so patients are in safe hands. With the help of Botox injections, your worries could soon be over.
Dr Kubicka, MD, CIME/ICAM, MBCAM founded Clinicbe to offer a new holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have.
Private consultations include individual advice on nutrition and lifestyle to help tackle skincare issues from within and compliment professional treatments.
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