Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating or heavy perspiration, is a surprisingly common condition.
Sweating in itself is a perfectly normal function which is part of the body’s work to maintain a stable temperature and preventing any over-heating.
When the external temperature rises, say on a sunny day; or the body is exercising, then the level of sweat will increase in order to keep the core temperature at the right level.
However, some people find that their level of sweating is above normal. They may sweat heavily for no apparent reason, which can cause damp patches and embarrassment.
This condition is known as hyperhidrosis.
Before suggesting any treatment, a good doctor should firstly rule out any underlying medical conditions. Where there is an underlying medical cause for excessive sweating, it is more likely to appear as generalised hyperhidrosis i.e. all over the body, not just in one area. It may also be less of a long-term condition. By comparison, localised hyperhidrosis tends to have no underlying medical cause and can last throughout adulthood.
Medical reasons for excessive sweating
Medical causes for sweating should always be reviewed before treatment. These could include:
- Hormone issues e.g. pregnancy or menopause
- Thyroid problems
- Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis
- Parkinson’s disease or rheumatoid arthritis
- Stroke or heart failure
- Certain cancers
- Side effect of medication
- Being overweight
- Fighting off infection
The good news is that excessive sweating can be easily and effectively treated using botox injections into the underarm area. This treatment is very effective for localised hyperhidrosis which occurs commonly in the armpits and literally ‘dries up’ the condition for months at a time.
Dr Barbara Kubicka is an experienced doctor dealing with skin conditions at her hyperhidrosis clinic in Knightsbridge.
Her thorough consultation will seek to rule out any underlying conditions, however unlikely, before treating the condition. A step which she says is vital to understanding and correctly treating the patient.
The clinic also offers new Hormone Therapy services in conjunction with Dr Theodora Mantzourani.
Dr Barbara Kubicka is a highly experienced botox® practitioner working with clients in London from her new Knightsbridge clinic and her use of hyperhidrosis injections has even featured in Vogue magazine.
Clinicbe® has a holistic approach to skincare, going beyond the immediate concerns of its patients to understand and treat the person as a whole. Dr Kubicka’s extensive range of cosmetic and medical skincare treatments is complemented by dietary advice and lifestyle/wellbeing services as well as NEW hormone therapy services.
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