Approximately 2.8 percent of Americans are affected by excessive sweating. While the number of people affected is a small portion of the population, there are multiple treatment options that can fix the problem.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis, primary idiopathic and secondary. The cause of the first type is unknown. The second type is usually caused by underlying health conditions. While the causes for idiopathic hyperhidrosis are not well understood, Secondary hyperhidrosis is linked to many known causes such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
REVERSING EXCESSIVE SWEATING
There are some simple things you can do to improve symptoms of excessive sweating. Some excessive sweating can be kept under control with antiperspirant, which contains aluminum chloride to clog the sweat glands. Armpit shields can also be worn to protect your shirt from perspiration. Avoiding synthetic fibers such as nylon can also diminish sweating, since natural fibers allow skin to breathe. Wearing socks that absorb sweat and allow the feet to breathe is another helpful tip. If none of these things help your excessive sweating, we recommended that you seek medical treatment from a board-certified dermatologist.
The Kwan Dermatology team is well equipped to help you with excessive sweating. While we offer several treatment options, the most popular and effective treatment are Botox injections.