What is Hyperhidrosis?
Eight million Americans suffer from excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, a treatable medical condition that affects the sympathetic nervous system. Though everyone sweats to maintain their normal body temperature, patients with hyperhidrosis produce five times the amount of sweat needed on a daily basis—regardless of their environment or surroundings.
Do I have Hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis can only be diagnosed by a medical professional, but if you’ve experienced focal, visible and excessive sweating for at least 6 months with no identifiable cause – and you answer yes to at least two of the following questions, contact us to schedule an evaluation:
- Did you begin experiencing symptoms before age 25?
- Do you use extra anti-perspirants, towels, napkins or extra clothing to cover up your sweat?
- Do you change clothes more than once or twice a day because of excessive sweat?
- Does excessive sweating prevent you from participating in normal social activities like dating or spending time with friends?
- Has excessive sweating ever affected your ability to get or maintain a job?
What are the Cures?
Hyperhidrosis can be treated with a wide range of solutions including simple topical creams, prescription medications, Botox and iontophresis (direct electrical current). For those who do not have satisfactory results from these treatments, the Hyperhidrosis Center at Memorial Hospital also offers a minimally invasive, same-day outpatient surgery that is 98 percent effective.
Contact the Hyperhidrosis Center at Memorial
To schedule an initial consultation, call 1-866-472-4378.