Unexplained excessive sweating isn't as uncommon as you may think. Unlike normal sweating – which we experience after exercise or in hot weather – excessive sweating occurs spontaneously, regardless of whether the body needs to cool down or not. Excessive sweating, also known as Hyperhidrosis, is a condition identified by perspiration disproportionately, in response to factors other than heat. The most affected areas are the armpits, hands, face and feet.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that is under-diagnosed. Many affected individuals never pursue medical advice or treatment. This condition is more likely to effect women than men. Sweating excessively is not a cause for concern, however it can leave individuals feeling very self-conscious and impact their quality of life and self-esteem.
Symptoms of Excessive Sweating
Symptoms of excessive sweating are in the title! If experience excessive sweating you may notice that you are perspiring through clothing and left with wet patches on clothing, and this is not always in response to temperature changes. Hyperhidrosis treatment at Mollie Elise Aesthetics can alleviate these symptoms. Our nurse practitioners offer a free consultation to establish whether this treatment is suitable. Book in your consultation today
Causes of Excessive Sweating
- Medical conditions such as high blood pressure
- Excessive exercise
- High temperatures
- Overactive thyroid
Prevention of Excessive Sweating
- Use a good antiperspirant
- Maintain good cleanliness
- Choose clothing shoes and socks made of natural breathable materials
- Choose appropriate clothing to suit your activity
- Try relaxation or mindfulness techniques
Managing Excessive Sweating
Symptoms of hyperhidrosis can be alleviated and relieved with the treatments available at Mollie Elise Aesthetics Symptoms can be lessened for up to 6 months. You can make some changes to help manage sweating on a day-to-day basis:
- Maintain good hygiene
- Ensure hydration is maintained
- Wear loose clothes made from breathable materials like silk and cotton.
- Choose leather shoes and cotton socks, rather than synthetic materials.