What causes hyperhydrosis?
The cause of hyperhidrosis is not fully understood. However, it is very likely genetic as the majority of patients with hyperhidrosis have a sibling or parents with the same condition. It can also be caused by certain ailments such as hyperthyroidism, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, spinal cord injury and a host of other issues
Treatment for hyperhidrosis
The solution for hyperhidrosis is using botulinum toxin (Botox) which is injected in a small dose just under the skin. This blocks the nerves which supply the sweat glands which prevents the glands from producing sweat. The results last for longer than the anti-wrinkle treatment for Botox, lasting for 5 to 6 months.
Although this is not a permanent solution, it makes the condition easily manageable for patients making their lives much more comfortable.
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