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Excessive Sweating (Hyperhydrosis) Treatment

Sweating Mechanism

Sweating is the physiological response of the skin in order to maintain the body temperature. Sweating is a body response that can be seen in women, men, young and elderly people. The body temperature will be maintained with the sweating. The entire body sweats in sweating that is due to the external factors. However only palms and soles will sweat in sweating due to the stress.

The amount of sweating will vary from person to person which genetic factors play an important role and reasons such as mood, physiological and psychological effects, daily activities, diseases can increase the amount of sweating. Cases where sweating occurs alone considered to be normal. However in case, there is weight loss, shortness of breath, fever, and palpitation along with the sweating then this may be the sign of a serious disease.

What Is Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?

Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating in order to maintain fixed body temperature. While hyperhidrosis is observed in the entire body in some people, some can only experience it regional such as hand, foot, armpit and groin area. Since excessive sweating can adversely affect the person’s social life, business life, mental health and look, it may lead to uneasiness. In addition to this, it also triggers the irritation of the skin.

Can Excessive Sweating Be Treated with Cosmetic Products?

Stick deodorants, creams with a mixture of aluminum chloride and ethyl alcohol can be used for excessive sweating in armpits. Creams containing glutaraldehyde can be used for sweating in the foot. However, these products contain chemicals and they can lead to irritation. Also, they have limited effect rather than 100% solution.

Botox Injection in Sweating Treatment

Botox used in hyperhidrosis treatment can stop excessive sweating thanks to the temporary blockage created by sweat gland nerves. Today, this method, which is often preferred by patients that do not want any surgical intervention, is usually used for armpit sweating. Apart from this, it can be used for hand and foot area in case of extreme situations. The patient can find a solution to his or her sweating problem for 9 months thanks to this botoxapplication which is applied during the beginning of spring.

What Is Iontophoresis?

This method is a temporary method like botox treatment and it is required to be repeated regularly. Sweat glands are blocked with the low amount of electricity given to the hands and feet. However, this method cannot be applied to armpits. This method, which can be only applied on hands and feet, is advised to patients who experience hand and foot sweating due to the stress.

Are There Any Surgical Options for Sweating Treatment?

Armpit sweating can be prevented by destroying or removing sweat glands with surgical liposuction, retrodermal curettage, laser treatment methods. These methods are permanent methods and they have high success rates with no need for a repeat.

Methods such as lumbar sympathectomy, percutaneous sympathectomy, and endoscopic thoracalsympathectomy (ETS) are solutions for sweating, they destroy the nervous system cells and stop the function of the sweat glands. However, this treatment is temporary and it required to be repeated.

Sweating Mechanism

Sweating is the physiological response of the skin in order to maintain the body temperature. Sweating is a body response that can be seen in women, men, young and elderly people. The body temperature will be maintained with the sweating. The entire body sweats in sweating that is due to the external factors.

However only palms and soles will sweat in sweating due to the stress. The amount of sweating will vary from person to person which genetic factors play an important role and reasons such as mood, physiological and psychological effects, daily activities, diseases can increase the amount of sweating. Cases where sweating occurs alone considered to be normal. However in case, there is weight loss, shortness of breath, fever, and palpitation along with the sweating then this may be the sign of a serious disease.

What Is Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)?

Hyperhidrosis is the excessive sweating in order to maintain fixed body temperature. While hyperhidrosis is observed in the entire body in some people, some can only experience it regional such as hand, foot, armpit and groin area. Since excessive sweating can adversely affect the person’s social life, business life, mental health and look, it may lead to uneasiness. In addition to this, it also triggers the irritation of the skin.

Can Excessive Sweating Be Treated with Cosmetic Products?

Stick deodorants, creams with a mixture of aluminum chloride and ethyl alcohol can be used for excessive sweating in armpits. Creams containing glutaraldehyde can be used for sweating in the foot. However, these products contain chemicals and they can lead to irritation. Also, they have limited effect rather than 100% solution.

Botox Injection in Sweating Treatment

Botox used in hyperhidrosis treatment can stop excessive sweating thanks to the temporary blockage created by sweat gland nerves. Today, this method, which is often preferred by patients that do not want any surgical intervention, is usually used for armpit sweating. Apart from this, it can be used for hand and foot area in case of extreme situations. The patient can find a solution to his or her sweating problem for 9 months thanks to this botoxapplication which is applied during the beginning of spring.

What Is Iontophoresis?

This method is a temporary method like botox treatment and it is required to be repeated regularly. Sweat glands are blocked with the low amount of electricity given to the hands and feet. However, this method cannot be applied to armpits. This method, which can be only applied on hands and feet, is advised to patients who experience hand and foot sweating due to the stress.

Are There Any Surgical Options for Sweating Treatment?

Armpit sweating can be prevented by destroying or removing sweat glands with surgical liposuction, retrodermal curettage, laser treatment methods. These methods are permanent methods and they have high success rates with no need for a repeat.

Methods such as lumbar sympathectomy, percutaneous sympathectomy, and endoscopic thoracalsympathectomy (ETS) are solutions for sweating, they destroy the nervous system cells and stop the function of the sweat glands. However, this treatment is temporary and it required to be repeated.

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