Sweating is a normal physiological mechanism in which our nervous system activates and trigger the sweat glands to secrete the sweat in response to rise in temperature in the body to keep the body temperature down. So what is hyperhidrosis? I will explain the causes and treatments of hyperhidrosis in this blog.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which there is person sweat excessively which is unrelated to physical activity or heat. it can cause bad body odors. Excessive sweating affects your normal daily routine. This condition can cause social anxiety and embarrassment and can result in to poor quality of life. The sweating can be on an abnormal scale even though the temperature could not be that hot. In this process, people who suffer from hyperhidrosis often get soaked up in their sweat. Even regular deodorants and antiperspirants also don’t work.
What are the symptoms of hyperhidrosis?
Most people with hyperhidrosis do complain about excessive sweating which are unrelated to exercise, physical activity or heat. Most of the patient complains excessive underarm sweat, excessive sweating in hands and feet. Excessive underarm sweating is also called axillary hyperhidrosis.
What are the types of hyperhidrosis?
Primary(essential) hyperhidrosis: it is the most common type and can be secondary to hereditary causes.
Secondary hyperhidrosis: If it is related to any medical condition such as diabetes, menopause, cancer, hormonal imbalance, low sugar, nervous system disorder, heart attack, opioid withdrawals etc. Patient mayhave other symptoms such as chest pain, tremors, dry mouth along with sweating in secondary hyperhidrosis.
How do you diagnose hyperhidrosis?
When you have excessive sweating, soaked clothes, sweaty palms which is unrelated to heat, exercise or physical activity hyperhidrosis can be the problem.
it is very important to find the cause of the hyperhidrosis. If it is secondary hyperhidrosis it is very important to seek a medical help. It is very important to get a physical examination by a medical provider to make sure there are no underlying medical conditions.
What are the treatment options of the hyperhidrosis?
If the hyperhidrosis is secondary to any medical condition it is very important to treat the underlying medical problem. For primary or essential hyperhidrosis uses of antiperspirant/deodorants is the first line of treatment.
People suffering from essential or primary hyperhidrosis which are not responding to regular deodorants and antiperspirants science has a new solution. Botox also called botulinum toxin injections can be an effective treatment option treating hyperhidrosis.
Treatment for hyperhidrosis
This is a neurotoxin that is made using several microbes that can cause a positive reaction in the body. Botox therapy should only be done under the administration of a medical professional.
Though Botox injection started as a completely cosmetic treatment today it is being used for several medical conditions. Even doctors recommend it for hyperhidrosis, migraine, and also muscle spasms. Before starting with how the treatment is used for hyperhidrosis let us first understand what it is?
Botox injections have people proved to be very helpful for the ones who suffer from hyperhidrosis. It is also FDA approved so you don’t need to worry about it even.
Other Treatment options for hyperhidrosis:
Aluminum chloride hexahydrate comes in a solution form and can be applied over the skin two to three times a day for the treatment of excessive sweating.
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is a surgical option for the treatment for hyperhidrosis as a last source of option.
How Does The Botox Injection Work?
The Botox works by blocking all the nerves that are responsible for the activation of the sweat glands in your body. When the nervous system gets activated the temperature of the body starts to rise and sweating the body cools down.
But the sweat glands of a person suffering from hyperhidrosis are overly active. With the injections, the overactive nerve areas get paralyzed. When there is no sweat received the sweat glands don’t secrete any sweat. However, it should be noted that the Botox injections only work for some specific areas.
What are the side effects of Botox injections?
Side effects are not common for Botox and it is relatively safe medication. Pain at the injection side, Infection, allergic reaction, diarrhea, drowsiness can happen. To avoid any possible side effect Dr Shukla has written a blog for the aftercare tips after the Botox treatment.
Can ShineMD Help With The Treatment And What Can I Expect?
The first and foremost step is to determine if you are the right candidate for the therapy. The whole session is generally in a very short time and not much preparation or anything is required.
The injections are mostly very shallow and we ensure that all our clients do not receive or get any type of discomfort during the process. The needle is very fine and works down to only 1 to 2 centimeters. As soon as the treatment is over the person can return to his day to day activities. The time required for the therapy is also not very long so you can even get the treatment done in a very short period.
How many units of Botox I need for the treatment of hyperhidrosis?
Normally around 40-50 units in each arm pit and 40-60 units in each palm(hyperhidrosis of hands)require to get desirable results. In total around 100-150 units of Botox required to treat hyperhidrosis or either palms or arm pit.
When Can I Start To Notice The Results After The Treatment Is Done?
Results differ from one person to another and the time for it. But one can start to notice small changes after a few days only. However, one can notice a huge effect only after a few weeks. Even some clients have reported that the therapy has lasted for them about 1 year or longer.
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What is the cost of the treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Botox comes in a 50-100 units dose vials and normally the market price for Botox is around $12-$15/unit.The treatment cost will be based on the units required for the treatment. The cost of the treatment ranges from $900-$1500/treatment session.
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Why should you choose ShineMD?
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