WHAT IS HYPERHIDROSIS?
Hyperhidrosis is a rare condition that causes excessive sweating on the hands, feet, armpits, face, and genital area, or all over the entire body. The cause of this condition is unknown, although it often runs in families and begins during childhood.
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Patients with hyperhidrosis may sweat all over their bodies or in certain areas. Their skin may become white and wrinkled or red and irritated as a result of the constant moisture and may develop an odor as well. Living with hyperhidrosis often causes patients to feel embarrassed, awkward, and self-conscious, especially during social situations.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HYPERHIDROSIS?
Most cases of hyperhidrosis are caused by other factors (secondary hyperhidrosis), including:
- Heart disease
- Hormone changes
- Blood sugar problems
- Certain medications
In some cases, there may be no known cause for this condition, which is referred to as primary or focal hyperhidrosis. This condition tends to affect both sides of the body and can occur on the hands, feet, underarms, head, and face.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR HYPERHIDROSIS?
At Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, we offer two treatment options for hyperhidrosis. Botox injections in the armpits block the nerves that cause sweating and can effectively treat hyperhidrosis for up to eight months for each injection.