January 11, 2016

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a condition caused by an abnormal increased sweating that required for regulation of body temperature.

Sweating is a normal reaction of our body whenever we are in a hot climate, having a fever, under a lot of pressure or anxious about something. However, people who have hyperhidrosis sweat heavily for no reason and some even to the point that moisture may drip from their hands.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

People with primary hyperhidrosis generally sweat from a certain type of sweat gland called eccrine sweat glands. These sweat glands make up the majority of the 2-4 million sweat glands in your body. Eccrine sweat glands are particularly numerous on the feet, palms, face, and armpits.

When your body is overheated, when you’re moving around, when you’re feeling emotional, or as a result of hormones, then nerves activate the sweat glands. When those nerves overreact, it causes hyperhidrosis. For instance, someone may only need to think of a situation that causes anxiety in order to break out in a profuse sweat.

Doctors aren’t sure why people have primary hyperhidrosis, although it may be hereditary. Many people tell their doctors they’ve experienced excessive sweating since they were a child.

Botox is one of the safe and effective treatments for hyperhidrosis. Botox is a non-surgical procedure that works well to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. When Botox is injected into your skin, it blocks the acetylcholine receptors that activate the sweat glands, disabling the ability to sweat in the areas where the Botox has been injected.