Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which a person’s sweat glands overreact to everyday stimuli such as fear, anxiety, exercise, or the weather. Since those with hyperhidrosis sweat 4-5 times more than the average person, it often results in significant emotional distress, affecting their relationships, jobs and lifestyle.
There are two types of hyperhidrosis. Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis is typically confined to a specific area of the body, most commonly the hands, feet, underarm, head or face, is symmetric, and usually begins in adolescence so there’s often a genetic component. It does not typically result in night sweats. Primary hyperhidrosis affects 3% of the population yet less than 40% of those who suffer seek treatment. Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis is caused by either another medical condition or it’s a side effect of medication. The sweating may involve either the entire body or a small area, often occurs at night, and usually doesn’t start until adulthood. Causes may include diabetes, cancer, heart disease, menopause, substance abuse or Parkinson’s to name just a few. To see a full list of the diseases and medications that may cause Secondary Generalized Hyperhidrosis, please visit the International Hyperhidrosis Society website.
People with hyperhidrosis lead lives that are literally controlled by their sweat glands. Although BOTOX injections have been found effective treating the hands and the feet, there was no effective treatment for excessive underarm sweat that didn’t involve surgery until Stop Sweat Now. If you or someone you know suffers from hyperhidrosis, call us today for the revolutionary, new non-invasive Stop Sweat Now solution that will permanently reduce your excessive underarm sweat, and change your life.