With this age of increasing technology and new inventions, the diseases are also increasing; some can be treated while others are still under research. Our body goes under certain processes to keep us healthy. Even processes like sweating that is unpleasant, is important process to regulate body temperature. But excessive sweating is not good for us and it may be a sign to a disorder called hyperhidrosis in Islamabad.

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that refers to excessive sweating or increases in perspiration than required to keep body temperature. In this condition patient have excessive sweating on different parts of body including underarms, foot sole and palms. Sweating on foot sole and palms starts at an early age of 13 while underarms sweating in the late teenage. This condition can further be divided in to two types.

  • Primary hyperhidrosis in which few body parts sweat
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis refers to generalized sweating

What Causes hyperhidrosis?

The causes for both types is different.

Primary hyperhidrosis: the reason for focal hyperhidrosis is unknown. Some say it is caused by food, or anxiety may cause this condition. Or genetics may be the reason to causing primary hyperhidrosis in Islamabad.

Secondary: it is caused by an underlying disease like cancer or diabetes. Another common cause is the medications; some medicines cause our body to sweat.

 

Social implications:

Patient undergoing hyperhidrosis can feel social and emotional detachment. Following might be experienced:

  • Irritating skin problems.
  • Avoid making physical contact
  • Detach them self socially which leads towards depression
  • They become conscious about them self

Complications

If not treated, hyperhidrosis can lead to several problems. Some of these have been mentioned below:

  • Infection on nails
  • Bacterial infections
  • Warts
  • Rashes
  • Emotional impact

What are Symptoms of hyperhidrosis?

Since sweating is a natural process so it is difficult to know whether it’s normal or hyperhydroiss, here we will discuss signs of hyperhidrosis

  • Damp hand palms
  • Damp sole of feet
  • Reccurrent sweating
  • Notable sweating

What Treatments are used for hyperhidrosis?

There are several treatments that can be performed on patient to solve this problem. These include medication, procedures, surgery. Other than these certain type of lotions are also used to reduce the impact but they are not long lasting and can lead to other problems

Medication:

  • Anti percipient are given to patients, they can be present in either gel or solution form. These anti percipient contains aluminum chlorohydrate. These solutions need to be of higher concentration. It takes 3 to 5 days for these solutions to work and show improvement. But they can cause skin irritation.
  • Medication known as anticholinegrics that are taken by mouth can prove to be affective too. But a number of side effects can be noticed including drowsiness, dryness of mouth etc.

Procedures:

  • Botulinum toxin injections are used to control sweating by blocking neutral sweat glands. It is approved by food and drugs administration. Impact is said to last for 6 to 9 months. But it is very painful, certain measures have been taken to reduce pain, use of ice can considerably reduce pain.
  • A device using microwave can be used promises to be affective to reduce excessive sweating under arms.
  • Tap water iontophoresis is another treatment that is used to treat hyperhidrosis by transferring drug molecules to skin using voltage.

Hyperhidrosis Surgery

  • There are different types of surgical treatments that are used to solve hyperhidrosis.
  • Removal of sweat glands is a surgical process adapted to for under arms sweating. A number of methods can be used for this purpose including gland suction, liposuction etc.
  • Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomyis another surgical option that is used when the hyperhidrosis in Islamabad cannot be solved by any other treatment. In this process the nerves that send signals to sweat glands are cut burned. It is considered to be safe procedure. It also shows satisfactory results. Hyperhidrosis on face, hands and under arms can be treated with ETS. But foot hyperhidrosis is not preferably treated with this surgery as there is a chance that it might result in dysfunction. Other side effects include sweating on body parts other than the one that had undergone surgery and dryness of hands.
  • Percutaneous sympathectomy is another option used to block nerves. In this method nerves are blocked using phenol injections. It provides temporary relief; physicians prefer this procedure because it is reversible.

Additional tips

Certain tips can be followed to reduce sweating. Listed below are some of the tips, if followed, can stop sweating from being visible on clothes:

  • Use of antiperspirants
  • Wearing loose clothes
  • Wearing pads in armpit
  • Socks that are made up of natural fibers that can absorb moisture should be worn.

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