Sweating is a natural and normal part of life. Sweating is the body’s natural cooling mechanism in hot and stressful situations. However, for many people their bodies go into overdrive when it comes to sweat production. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can have a significantly negative effect on a person’s personal or professional life. Hyperhidrosis typically affects the underarms, feet, and soles of the hands. Besides the embarrassment of sweat stained shirts, because of the location of hyperhidrosis on the body, a foul odor can also be present – making the condition a very socially awkward one. At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, Dr. Jamie Weisman leads her thriving research and medical dermatology practice in providing the most advanced and progressive skin care treatments.
There are several different factors that cause hyperhidrosis, with heredity being a main culprit. Patients with parents or siblings who suffer from excessive sweat production are often diagnosed with the same condition. Certain medications, hot flashes with menopause, overactive thyroid gland, some types of cancer, and other underlying health factors can also cause hyperhidrosis in many people. While embarrassment is often the most obvious complication of hyperhidrosis, skin infections are often very common to those who sweat excessively.
At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we work hard to diagnose and treat the source of your hyperhidrosis. With prescription strength antiperspirant to advanced methods that can safely eliminate the sweat glands, we work with all of our patients on an individualized basis to find the right treatment specific to his or her needs. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, let Medical Dermatology Specialists help you find the best way to slow down and manage your excessive perspiration.