Hyperhidrosis is a condition in which excessive sweating occurs on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and underarms. Excessive sweating can be hereditary and is often triggered by the sympathetic nervous system, which controls the stimulation of our sweat glands. Anxiety and nervous tension frequently trigger sweating but these factors do not have to be present for hyperhidrosis to surface. The emotional effects of this uncontrollable ailment can increase anxiety and aggravate the problem. Excessive sweating in Tucson, AZ can affect our career and social activities of everyday life, which can cause embarrassment and distress.
You may be wondering what defines “excessive” sweating. If you sweat profusely when you are not exercising or exerting yourself, the climate is not overly hot, and you are relaxed, you may be experiencing excessive sweating. Everyone sweats a bit differently but, when it exceeds the body’s natural physical requirement to sweat or when the conditions don’t fit the cause, this may indicate that you suffer from hyperhidrosis. Before seeking treatment for this condition, check with your doctor to find out if you have a harmless case of excessive sweating or if it may be related to a more serious medical condition such as thyroid complications, autoimmune disorders, menopause, or infection.
At Skin Care By Design, we treat primary hyperhidrosis in Tucson with Botox Cosmetic®. The FDA has approved Botox Cosmetic® for safely treating excessive underarm sweating.