Have you ever heard the expression, “Never let them see you sweat?” Well, for some people, that’s a situation they simply cannot avoid. These kinds of people have a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. This is when an individual sweats excessively even when they are not active or the temperature is cool.
Other Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis
Most people who have this condition will sweat excessively in one or two areas of the body. Usually, it’s in the hands, feet, underarms and the head. This excessive sweating is very noticeable to those who don’t suffer from the condition.
It’s not just the embarrassment from excessive sweating that makes this condition so troublesome. It can actually interfere with everyday activities. Simple activities like turning a door knob, typing at a computer and handling cutlery when eating become very awkward events. Since the body is always moist with sweat, skin infections can often occur.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Most times, people with hyperhidrosis have at least one other family member who has it. So it can be assumed that it often runs in the family; an inherited condition. Sometimes it’s a current medical condition that can cause this. Conditions like high blood pressure and anxiety that is not treated with the right medications and changes in lifestyle can cause hyperhidrosis. At the same time, the medications that a person takes for a health condition can cause it or make it even worse.
Providers have known that certain nerve cells in the body are responsible for regulating the body’s temperature by causing the skin to sweat when necessary. It’s been agreed that the nerve cells overreact, which causes excessive sweating. One thing is for certain; it is not a condition that is contagious in any way.
A Treatable Condition
Most people with this condition do not report it to their doctors because of embarrassment. They don’t realize that hyperhidrosis is a treatable condition. At Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre, we proudly offer BOTOX® Therapeutic as a safe and effective treatment for this condition. This has helped countless patients achieve a better quality of life.
If you have hyperhidrosis, help is available. Pay a visit to our office in Delta to learn more about how your condition can be treated. Our medical team will ask important questions about your overall health and any medical conditions you currently have or have had in the past in order to make sure that this is the right treatment for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.