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There is no ‘exact amount’ of sweating that equates to excessive or ‘abnormal’ sweating but if you feel you suffer from extreme sweating you may experience some of the following:

  • You steer clear of handshakes and physical contact as you feel self-conscious about your excessive sweating
  • You struggle with every day activities, for example driving
  • You avoid social situations out of embarrassment
  • You have difficulty in your job, such as issues using a computer
  • You don’t take part in exercise as you’re scared you’ll make your sweating worse.

Not only are the above experiences unfortunate and not an ideal or happy way to live, they could mean that you suffer from hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis could be the answer to the question: ‘why do I sweat so much?’ and this is a condition that may effect some or all of your body. Here at ANP Skin Clinics we offer reliable treatments to target excess sweating in and around the underarms.

While excessive sweating and sweating at night  (which can be caused by the menopause or some medications) poses no dangerous risk to your health, it can understandably lead to negative feelings of embarrassment and isolation. These emotions can even spiral into depression or anxiety.

To help restore your confidence, we’re happy to offer safe treatments such as Botox Injections to counteract excessive sweating in the underarms. Boxtox Injections, which contain Botulinum toxin, can be safely injected into the skin in Hyperhidrosis affected areas. This helps reduce sweating in these areas by blocking the signals from the brain to the sweat glands.

Causes

There’s nothing to be ashamed of with excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis often has no clear cause but the consensus is that it is the result of a fault with part of the nervous system responsible for controlling sweating. This is referred to as primary Hyperhidrosis.

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating that does have an obvious cause is called secondary Hyperhidrosis. Things that can trigger it include (but aren’t limited to):

  • pregnancy or the menopause
  • anxiety
  • certain medications
  • low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia)
  • an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
  • infections

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