Excessive Sweating – Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis is a condition of involuntary excessive sweating which typically involves the armpits, palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, affects about 3% of the population. It is caused by overactive nerves which stimulate the body causing excessive sweating, beyond what is normally needed to maintain optimal body temperature.
Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis affects people in the work place, wardrobe choices, social comfort and emotional well-being. The quality of life can be greatly improved with non-invasive Botox hyperhidrosis treatments to stop excessive sweating. Once the medicine is applied directly into the sweat glands, within 2 weeks it will help to temporarily inhibit nerve impulses that cause excessive sweating in the body. Dramatically reducing the excessive sweating, these results will last from 7-9 months in most patients.
Research has shown that these Botox hyperhidrosis treatments are safe and highly effective. In one clinical study involving 322 patients with severe underarm sweating, 81% of the patients receiving Botox hyperhidrosis treatment achieved a greater that 50% reduction in sweating. And, 50% of the patients had their excessive sweating relieved for at least 201 days (nearly 7 months). Many patients feel excessive sweating hyperhidrosis treatments are life changing. Their confidence is greatly increased; they do not need to make multiple clothing changes throughout the day, and their daily activities can return to normal without the embarrassing side effects of excessive sweating.
If you are suffering from excessive sweating have your family doctor refer you to Dr. Patenaude to see if Botox hyperhidrosis treatments can help reduce your symptoms.