Hyperhidrosis

What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is when you sweat Excessively. Commonly observed symptoms are wet palms, wet soles, sweating frequently, sweating that soaks through clothing. Treatment aims at controlling sweating. Hyperhidrosis can be classified into two types mainly:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis: Most of the people have a genetic inclination for hyperhidrosis and include 30-50% of the affected population*. In the majority of these patients, the cause is unknown.

  • Secondary hyperhidrosis: The condition may also arise due to an underlying health condition. The most common diseases causing excessive sweating include hyperthyroidism, obesity, adrenal gland disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.

What treatment can be done to help and keep Hyperhidrosis under control?

Botox is used to treat Hyperhidrosis. The best treatment for secondary hyperhidrosis is to treat the underlying cause, which will normally reduce the excessive sweating, if that is not possible e.g., in Parkinson’s disease, Botox can be used to improve the excessive sweating. If you have new hyperhidrosis, we recommend that you seek advice from GP in first instance so that causes of secondary hyperhidrosis can be ruled out.

How Long does the treatment take?

The treatment takes around 45 mins.

How long does the treatment last?

The treatment lasts around 6 months.