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Hyperhidrosis - excessive sweating

What is hyperhidrosis?

People who sweat excessively often suffer from what is known as hyperhidrosis. More sweat is produced on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and armpits in particular than would be necessary for the normal regulation of body temperature. But other parts of the body can also be affected, because our sweat glands are distributed over the entire body below the epidermis. Depending on the extent, this can be a great burden for those affected in everyday life.

Causes of Hyperhidrosis

For proper treatment, it is necessary to find the cause of excessive sweating. We're talking about one primary hyperhidrosis, if there are no recognizable causes or accompanying symptoms. The sympathetic nervous system is activated in those affected, especially in the event of stress of any kind (e.g. tension, fear, physical strain) and increased sweating occurs.

Within the secondary hyperhidrosis Excessive sweating is a concomitant disease of another mostly internal or neurological disease (e.g. thyroid disease, mental illness, diabetes mellitus, hormonal changes, taking medication, cancer).

How can hyperhidrosis be treated?

Fortunately, there are very effective treatment options for treating hyperhidrosis. The treatment spectrum for hyperhidrosis ranges from external and internal medication to special lasers and surgical treatments.

Treatment with botulinum toxin has established itself as a quick and easy treatment for excessive sweating. The active ingredient prevents sweat gland stimulation. Botulinum toxin can be used on the armpits as well as on the hands and feet. The effects of this treatment last up to seven months. During this time, the armpits or the palms of hands and feet are almost sweat-free. Perspiration slowly returns after this period, but often not as intensely as before. The therapy can be repeated at any time.

Man in a turquoise shirt. His armpits are wet from excessive sweating. The sweat soaked the shirt. He's holding his right armpit with his left hand because it's uncomfortable. There are treatments for excessive sweating.
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