Sweat is an entirely natural bodily occurrence caused by hot temperatures, vigorous activities, or nerves. It’s the body’s way of naturally cooling itself down in hot conditions, keeping the skin hydrated, and maintaining electrolyte balance. When you start sweating in response to a stressful situation, it’s because your stress levels cause a rise in body temperature, leading to the activation of your sweat glands. For some people, sweating can feel out of control. If you are routinely soaking your clothes when you’re not excited, exercising, or stressed, it could be a sign of hyperhidrosis.
What Is Hyperhidrosis?
There are two categories of excessive sweating: primary hyperhidrosis and secondary hyperhidrosis.
- Primary hyperhidrosis is when there is no identifiable medical reason and no contributing environmental factors for excessive sweating.
- Secondary hyperhidrosis involves the symptoms of an underlying medical issue, such as menopause, diabetes, infection, low blood sugar, or central nervous system disorders.
It’s crucial to undergo screening for the above conditions to help determine the cause of excessive sweating. If you feel you sweat too much, it could be due to an underlying medical condition or drug side effect. Ask your doctor to screen you for these issues.
Tips to Help With Heavy Sweating
Here are some other things you can try to get your excessive sweating under control.
- Switch to a high-strength deodorant: Talk to your doctor about a prescription-strength deodorant with ingredients such as aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which works by affecting sweat-producing cells.
- Dress accordingly: Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics, such as cotton, to help keep your body temperature cool. Or, look for athletic clothing that will wick away the moisture, and only wear these items when they are clean and dry.
- Use powders: Absorbent powder helps keep you dry throughout the day, in addition to helping you smell fresh and clean.
- Wear breathable shoes. Shoes with mesh or holes will allow air to circulate and reduce sweat, especially if your feet are generally sweaty.
Treatments for Heavy Sweating
If you are experiencing the embarrassing effects of heavy sweating and prescription antiperspirants aren’t enough to hide the signs, you may be a good candidate for Botox® treatments at Art of Lines MD.
Botox® with Dr. Naz is a safe and effective solutions that temporarily paralyzes the nerves in areas where you sweat a lot, including your:
- Upper lip
Schedule Your Botox® Treatments for Excessive Sweating With Dr. Naz
If you’re embarrassed by frequent, excessive sweating and nothing else has been able to help, you may be the perfect candidate for Botox® injections. While Botox is best known for its ability to smooth lines and wrinkles, that’s not all it’s capable of helping. In the hands of a professional like Dr. Naz, who has a vast knowledge of facial and body anatomy, Botox® can also stop hyperhidrosis, so you can get back to enjoying life.