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Hyperhidrosis treatment options

What causes hyperhidrosis?

You are at work and constantly self-conscious about not having the need to greet or stand beside anybody because of your sweaty palms and armpit.


Sweating is embarrassing, it stains clothes, ruins romance, complicates business, social interactions, and may cause psychological trauma.


Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, is a common disorder that produces a lot of unhappiness. In short, it is an abnormally excessive sweating that's not necessarily related to heat or exercise.


You are not alone. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Association, an estimated 7.8 million Americans suffer from excessive sweating of the underarms or of the palms and soles of the feet, mostly occurring in people who are otherwise healthy.


There are two types of hyperhidrosis:


  • The most common form is called primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis, where the nerves responsible for signaling your sweat glands become overactive, even though they haven't been triggered by exercise or temperature changes.


This type usually affects your palms and soles, and sometimes your face.


  • Secondary hyperhidrosis. This occurs when excessive sweating is due to a medical condition and it is likely to cause sweating all over your body.


Conditions that may lead to heavy sweating include:


  • Diabetes

  • Menopause hot flashes

  • Thyroid problems

  • Low blood sugar

  • Some types of cancer

  • Heart attack

  • Nervous system disorders

  • Infections

  • Certain medications also can lead to heavy sweating, as opioid withdrawal.


In summary, hyperhidrosis symptoms causes discomfort and anxiety. The patient's career choices, free time activities, personal relationships, self-image, and emotional well-being may be affected.


Fortunately, there are several options that can treat symptoms effectively.

What are the treatment options for hyperhidrosis?

Here you can find treatment options and health providers in the Dominican Republic. 


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