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  Hyperhidrosis
 

Sweating is necessary in order to naturally and properly regulate body temperature. The secretion of sweat is controlled by a portion of our vegetative nervous system also known as the Sympathetic Nervous System. There are some people, in which this system is working at an accelerated rate or very high activity level. In this small percentage of people (about 1% of all people) the Sympathetic Nervous System is far more active than is needed to keep a regulated body temperature. This condition is known as Hyperhidrosis. Consider the following areas of the body that can be affected by Hyperhidrosis:

  • Hands (Palmar Hyperhidrosis)
  • Armpits (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)
  • Feet (Plantar Hyperhidrosis)
  • Face (Facial Hyperhidrosis)
  • Trunk (Trunk Hyperhidrosis & Thigh Hyperhidrosis)
  • Other areas of the body

Treatment options include the following:

  • Antiperspirants
  • Iontophoresis
  • Drugs
  • Psychotherapy
  • Surgery (i.e. Excision of the Axillary Sweat Glands, Sympathectomy, Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETS), Conventional Thoracic Sympathectomy, Lumbar Sympathectomy, etc.)
  • Alternative Therapy (i.e. Homoeopathy, Massage, Acupuncture, and Phytotherapeutic Drugs, etc.)
  • Hypnosis
  • Botulinum Toxin (i.e. Clostridium Botulinum, Acethylcholine, etc.)

Excessive Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating is not merely a “little extra sweating” associated with anxiety or physical activity, but occurs to a degree that significantly interferes with social and professional activities.

 
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