With warmer weather coming, some of us are not so excited to shed the layers and cozy sweaters. Whether you’re not happy with the way your body looks, or the way it acts, you’re not alone. Excessive sweating can lead us to feel self-conscious while wearing t-shirts or other, more revealing summertime clothes. But, there may be something you can do to help. Keep reading to learn more about excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for what we call excessive sweating. Diagnostic tests are not necessary to formally diagnose the disorder.Especially if this issue impacts your quality of life, you may be tempted to load up on extra strength antiperspirants. Sweating excessively is generally not dangerous, though it can very inconvenient for you.
What Causes Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is generally characterized by higher than normal levels of nerve stimulation of the sweat glands. You could find yourself sweating constantly, or just sweat more often when you’re hot, feeling anxious, or physical stimulated. You may report other symptoms like a higher resting pulse rate or flushing of the skin.
We use a simple method to help you sweat less. Neurotoxins like Botox inhibit the release of a chemical messenger (acetylcholine). This is released at the nerve endings and stimulates sweat glands. When Botox is able to prohibit the release of acetylcholine, there is no stimulation of the sweat glands. The glands simply sit there doing nothing so you don’t sweat anymore.
If you’re interested in lowering the amount you sweat, there are a few places you may be interested in. The underarms are easier to treat, and the results are more consistently successful. Hands are more difficult to treat and the results are not as successful. If you are concerned about excessive sweat in your feet, then understand they are the most difficult to treat.
Give us a call at (403) 255-1633 for Dr. Todd Remington and (403) 252-7784 for Dr. Kent Remington to schedule a consultation.