Anti-Sweat Treatment (Hyperhydrosis)

Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating in an individual. This condition can be localised or affect the entire body.

Sweating is controlled by parts of the brain, which send signals along the nerves to the sweat glands in the skin. These nerves are part of the autonomic nervous system which controls many unconscious body functions.

Increased sweating is a typical response to a rise in body temperature due to exercise or fever and emotions such as anxiety. However, in certain individuals, the production of sweat can be abnormally high and unassociated with exercise or anxiety.

The most common type of this condition is localised hyperhidrosis. This affects specific body sites including the palms, soles, armpits, face, and scalp. Focal or primary hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, occurs when a combination of these sites are affected.

Frequently Asked Questions

Generalised hyperhidrosis (affecting the whole body) may be caused by some illnesses including infections and certain hormonal conditions including menopause, diabetes and hyperthyroidism. This type of hyperhidrosis is referred to as secondary hyperhidrosis. Specific medication such as antidepressants also causes excessive sweating. Sometimes, it can be hard to discern an exact cause.

Disease or irritation of part of the sympathetic nerve pathway is known to be a rare cause of hyperhidrosis. Anxiety may trigger or worsen hyperhidrosis, but this does not necessarily mean that the affected person is experiencing immensely high amounts of anxiety or stress.

The cause of localised hyperhidrosis remains unknown. However, there may be a genetic predisposition in certain individuals. It often begins in adolescence and tends to improve gradually as the individual grows older.

 

The most recognisable symptoms include noticeable and excessive sweating as well as wet or clammy palms and soles of the feet.

 

Most people suffering from localised hyperhidrosis are made naturally aware of their condition. However, specific laboratory tests can be ordered by your doctor to assess which kind of hyperhidrosis you have.

 

Hyperhidrosis can be challenging to deal with, and it may take a while to find a treatment suitable for you.

Doctors usually recommend starting with the least invasive treatment, such as antiperspirants and iontophoresis. However, if these treatments are ineffective, you may choose to progress to other treatments such as surgery or medication to block the sweat glands.

 

At Medisculpt, we use specialised pain blocking modalities such as numbing cream, ice and a vibrational anaesthesia device to make this procedure virtually pain-free. Our patients, most of which who have previously received their treatment elsewhere, are often pleasantly surprised with the painlessness of our clinic's procedure.

 

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