Hyperhydrosis

INSIGHTS OF HYPERHIDROSIS

For our bodies to function well and make us have life, they have a lot of processes which work hand in hand with each other. This is to mean that each and every process in the body is vital and supports another one. Sweating is one of the most important body processes. It helps us loose excess water, minerals and keeps our temperatures at stable points. It is controlled by sympathetic nervous system. People tend to sweat more than normal under hot weather, when anxious or having done a hard job. However the sweating can be a problem if it becomes too much. If excess sweating occurs, it results to a condition called hyperhidrosis. This can affect both male and females. Any age can be affected. So it does not mean that only the grown-ups are the only affect. Children, infants or even neonates can suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis is a chronic condition which one suffers for quite a long time. It is a condition that sees someone to sweat inappropriately. For instance, one can sweat in cold surroundings. Hyperhidrosis is not a comfortable experience. It can lower one’s self-esteem. Some of the bad results of hyperhidrosis are as follows. First and foremost, one loses grip on whatever he holds. Writing for students who suffer from this condition find it hard to write well. Excessive sweating causes the clothes to be wet at most of the times. Socks become soaked and become smelly. This can be really embarrassing especially if you visit a friend and you have to remove your shoes. The sweat can damage electronic gadgets like computer keyboards and phones keypads.

There are no specific examples of hyperhidrosis but there are classifications of the same. It can be localized or generalized. When it is localized, it can affect such areas as the face, soles, palms, armpits, feet, groin and so on. When it is general, it affects the whole body. It can be also be classified according to the onset time. It can be acquired or congenital if someone was born with it. The one which is acquired can because of diseases such diabetes, gout and cancers. Medications and mercury poisoning can cause hyperhidrosis.

There are many treatments that have been researched on and used to treat hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants made from aluminum chloride have helped many people to overcome this condition. Botox injections are given to people who do not respond to aluminum chloride or lontophoresis. Surgical options have been explored too. Laser sweat ablation or retrodemal or any other minimal invasive surgical procedure can be used to remove sweat glands. This is a permanent procedure and it solves the problem once and for all. The removal of sympathetic nerve is carried out as the last option. This is because it has adverse effect and it does not control sweating only. It will mean that other body process will shut down.

If you suffer from this condition, there are treatments so no need to worry too much. Just seek medical attention early.

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