Sweating is a necessary component of a properly functioning body. Sweat helps rid the body of toxins and lower your body temperature as your body starts to heat up. There are more than 2.5 million eccrine glands on the human body to help the body regulate its temperature. When your body starts to heat up, whether from exercise, outdoor temperature, or stress, your brain reacts and releases sweat from the eccrine glands. Some people experience excessive sweating known as hyperhidrosis, and this condition can cause embarrassment in social and professional situations.
While sweating can occur all over the body, those who suffer from hyperhidrosis typically experience excessive sweating of the underarms and the palms. Reaching out to give a handshake at a first meeting encounter or after a business presentation only to have the recipient wipe his hand off can be quite embarrassing. Wet armpit circles that have soaked through your shirt (or multiple shirts) are also hard to disguise, and it can create awkward situations.
At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we understand the impact that excessive sweating has on the quality of your life, particularly in social situations. Our dermatology practice is equipped to help sufferers of all ages and races with successful excessive sweating treatment. Dr. Weisman has the knowledge, expertise, and experience to accurately diagnose the cause of hyperhidrosis to give you specialized treatment.
The first step in treatment is finding the specific cause of your condition. Most cases of hyperhidrosis occur in people who are otherwise healthy. Although endocrine, autoimmune, and other systemic diseases can sometimes cause excessive sweating, most sufferers have no underlying medical issues. The goal becomes the treatment of the issue. Prescription-strength antiperspirants, Botox injections, laser therapy, and advanced methods that can safely eliminate sweat glands are all treatment options.
At Medical Dermatology Specialists, you can be confident that our team of experts will provide the most comprehensive and long-lasting solution.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
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Atlanta, GA 30328
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