How is Hyperhidrosis diagnosed?

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Hyperhidrosis is diagnosed by patient report and a physical examination. In many cases the physician can directly observe the excessive sweating

Hyperhidrosis is a condition where a person sweats excessively, much more than the body needs to regulate its temperature. Excessive sweating usually doesn't pose a serious threat to person's health but it can be embarrassing and inconvenient.

A proven treatment option for excessive sweating when antiperspirants fail is - BOTOX!

Botulinum toxin type-A, commonly known as 'Botox', a treatment given by injection into the skin, approved by US FDA for treating localized hyperhidrosis of the armpits (axilla).

Botox is a preparation of protein which, when small doses are injected into the skin, does not let the chemical messenger reach the nerves that supply the sweat glands; this prevents the glands from producing sweat in the treated area. The sweat continues to be produced elsewhere in the body as Botox does not spread throughout the body.

The treatment is not a cure for hyperhidrosis but provides relief for four to eight months following treatment.

Since Axilla (underarm sweating) contributes very little to the overall temperature regulation and release of salt from the body, minimizing sweating in this area is harmless.

Frequency of treatment: results of one treatment session last for four to eight months.

The best clinic to get this treatment is Reva Aesthetics!

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What is the disorder called if your hands sweat excessively?

This is a medical condition that is known as Hyperhidrosis. People with this disorder may even sweat in certain areas when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. When excessive sweating is involved in hands, feet, or armpits, it is known as focal (or primary) hyperhidrosis. Primary hyperhidrosis seems to only affect 2-3% of the entire population. I suffer from hyperhidrosis myself! It isn't very fun.