Sweating is natural. It’s a necessary function of our body. When your body overheats, your nervous system stimulates your sweat glands to produce fluid that cools your body down to regulate your temperature. However, for some us, this occurs more than needed – whether it’s summer, winter, hot or cold. This condition is called Hyperhidrosis.
What is hyperhidrosis?
If you find that you excessively sweat, you may be suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. And unfortunately, it’s not temporary.
It can be generalised, causing you to excessively sweat all over your body, or it can be localised, so you only excessively sweat from specific parts of your body like your feet, palms, underarms or facial area. It can also be classified by onset, either congenital (present at birth) or acquired (beginning later in life).
The cause of hyperhidrosis? An overactive sympathetic nervous system. Anxiety or excitement can exacerbate the symptoms, which can become a vicious cycle, as some you might become nervous about sweating, which triggers the sweating and so on. Certain spicy foods, alcohol and even pregnancy can trigger symptoms too.
But you’re not alone.
In fact, around 30% of the UK population suffer from hyperhidrosis and they’re just the ones who haven’t been too embarrassed to seek help. Unfortunately, for many sufferers, it’s classified information; an embarrassing issue they keep to themselves. Good news is, there are treatments that can help.
HB Health of Knightsbridge offer a long term remedy for Hyperhidrosis by a Botulinium Toxin Injection. The botulinum Toxin is injected into the skin of the affected areas, which blocks the signals from the brain to the sweat glands.
A free consultation with one of our Doctors is offered for this type of treatment, the procedure is relatively straight forward and can be carried out during the consultation if you wish.