HYPERHIDROSIS(Excessive sweating)

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INTRODUCTION TO HYPERHIDROSIS

Hyperhidrosis is a type of disorder caused by the over-activation of the sweat glands ,induces the excessive sweating. this is not a type of any disease . There is no any particular  cause of this disorder . It  generally occures at childhood or adolescence stage . It usually affects the feet, hands, arms and face.

CAUSES OF HYPERHIDROSIS

1- Hyperthyroidism

2-Diabetes

3-Heart disease

Symptoms

1- Body becomes wet too quickely

2- Anxiety

3- Skin infection

4- Self conscious

5- Body odor  etc

Hyperhidrosis is of two types –

  • Focal hyperhidrosis
  • generalized hyperhidrosis

Focal hyperhidrosis – It is a chronic type which can be inherited by their parents .

Generalized hyperhidrosis – It is caused due to any disease condition .

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood test
  • Urine test
  • Hyperthyroid test
  • Blood sugar level
  • Sweat test

TREATMENT

MEDICATIONS 

  • Anti Perspirant drugs  eg. drysol
  • Creams containing glycopyrolates
  • Anti depressent test
  • Anti blocking agents

Surgical 

  • Nerve surgery
  • sweat gland removal
  • microwave therepy

# There is no permanent cure for hyperhidrosis

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