Hyperhidrosis, also called hypersweating or excessive sweating, is a treatable medical condition. Affected individuals suffer from sweating more than the body would normally need to maintain a normal temperature.
Hyperhidrosis may be related to central nervous system overactivity, causing overactive stimulation of local sweat glands, or to an underlying hormonal cause. This skin condition affects approximately 3% of the Canadian population.
Impact on daily life
Hyperhidrosis affects work productivity, confidence, social comfort, emotional well-being and clothing choices. Studies show that Hyperhidrosis affects quality of life similarly or more than other well-known dermatological diseases, such as severe acne or psoriasis.
Dermago can help you manage your hyperhidrosis
There are treatments available, so you no longer have to live with the inconvenience of hyperhidrosis.
Topical antiperspirants temporarily block the sweat ducts on the skin's surface to prevent excessive sweating. Topical antiperspirants are the first line of treatment for hyperhidrosis on the palms, feet and underarms.
Iontophoresis to treat hyperhidrosis consists of connecting the affected areas to a low-intensity electric current transmitted by water. The current passes through the skin and interrupts the activity of the sweat glands. Periodic treatments are essential for lasting results.
After eliminating the possibility of underlying conditions, our health care professionals will help you determine the right treatment for you.
Types of hyperhidrosis
There are 2 different types of hyperhidrosis:
Focal hyperhidrosis, also called primary hyperhidrosis, its cause is undetermined. This type of hyperhidrosis is localized in at least one of the following areas:
The armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis)
Hands (palmar hyperhidrosis)
The feet (plantar hyperhidrosis)
The face (facial hyperhidrosis)
Although the cause of this type of hyperhidrosis is unknown, the way it affects people seems to be related to the hyperactivity of the central nervous system, causing an overactive stimulation of the local sweat glands.
Generalized hyperhidrosis, also known as secondary hyperhidrosis it is, in fact, caused by another underlying problem such as
certain types of medication
This type of hyperhidrosis usually develops over the entire body and is usually handled by treating the underlying condition.
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