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  • Writer's pictureMaryam Mcmillan

What Causes Excessive Sweating & Can It Be Treated?

Excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, can be an uncomfortable and socially distressing condition for many individuals. Ambra Clinic, your trusted aesthetic partner, is here to shed light on the causes of excessive sweating and explore the available treatments to provide relief. 

 

Understanding Excessive Sweating 


Sweating is a natural bodily function that helps regulate body temperature. However, when sweating becomes uncontrollable and disrupts daily life, it may be classified as hyperhidrosis. This condition can affect various parts of the body, including the palms, soles of the feet, and underarms. 

 

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Causes of Excessive Sweating 


Overactive Sweat Glands

Hyperhidrosis often results from overactive sweat glands that respond excessively to stimuli, such as emotional stress or physical activity. 

 

Medical Conditions

Certain medical conditions, like diabetes, thyroid problems, and nervous system disorders, can contribute to excessive sweating. 

 

Genetics

A family history of hyperhidrosis may increase an individual's susceptibility to the condition. 

 

Medications

Some medications, such as certain antidepressants and antipsychotics, may cause increased sweating as a side effect. 

 

Menopause

Hormonal changes during menopause can lead to hot flashes and increased sweating in women. 

 

Treatment Options 


Topical Antiperspirants

Ambra Clinic recommends trying clinical-strength antiperspirants that contain aluminium chloride, which can effectively reduce excessive sweating. 

 

Botox Injections

Botulinum toxin injections can temporarily block nerve signals responsible for triggering sweat production. This safe and minimally invasive procedure is particularly effective for treating underarm sweating. 

 

Prescription Medications

In some cases, oral medications, such as anticholinergics, may be prescribed to reduce sweating. However, these medications may have side effects and are typically considered for severe cases. 

 

Iontophoresis

This non-invasive procedure involves passing a mild electric current through the skin, temporarily blocking sweat gland activity. It is commonly used for treating excessive sweating in the hands and feet. 

 

Laser Therapy

Some laser treatments can target and destroy sweat glands, providing long-term relief from excessive sweating. 

 

If you find yourself struggling with excessive sweating, know that you are not alone, and effective treatments are available. Ambra Clinic is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal skin health and overall well-being. Consult with our experienced professionals to explore personalised solutions tailored to your unique needs. Don't let excessive sweating impact your confidence and quality of life – take the first step towards a more comfortable and confident you with Ambra Clinic. 

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