How to Tell If Your Excessive Sweating Could Be Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis: a condition in which the body produces an excess amount of sweat, is more common than you think.
What is Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is the production of excessive sweat by the body. For the most part, this excessive sweating is caused by overactive signaling of sweat glands to secrete sweat without stimuli. In other words, your body just starts sweating for no reason. It's an annoying and quite unpleasant condition. It can happen in any situation or any climate. The most common locations of excessive sweating are the underarms, palms, and soles of the feet. However, we have also seen areas such as head, back, and even the face.
How to tell if I have it?
What is the threshold between normal and excessive sweat levels? Here is a good idea:"If you sweat through a shirt when you are at rest in normal temperature, I would say that is moderate hyperhidrosis," Lily Talakoub, a board-certified dermatologist at McLean Dermatology in Virginia says. "If you have sweat dripping down your hands and through your socks at rest with no triggers, then that is severe hyperhidrosis."However, with that being said, Hyperhidrosis is subjective to the person. One person might think they sweat a lot but to the next person that's nothing. For someone whose job depends on physical appearance, then sweating could be a way bigger deal than to someone who works from home. Sometimes it even goes as far as a preference. We've had many people come in who simply don't want to deal with sweating in general, and we can help with that too! Now how exactly can ZONA help?
How to treat hyperhidrosis?
One of the longest-lasting and more effective ways to treat hyperhidrosis is with Botox injections! Yes, that very same Botox that treats the wrinkles between your brows can also help treat excessive sweating. According to some experts, this treatment works best in the underarms because it's pretty painless and lasts anywhere from 4-6 months. However, the hands and feet are super sensitive areas (so painful) and Botox doesn't last as long there.If you have hyperhidrosis, or would just like to not sweat in certain areas, we can help!