When someone experiences theconstant problem of too much sweat, most frequently under the armpits, on thearea of the groins, on the hands and on face and feet, he or she can be surethat it is the case of the disorder called Hyperhidrosis. The mentioned spotson the body are covered with more sweat glands than the rest of the body. Thoseglands have the function of maintaining the normal temperature of the body, butsometimes, that balance gets damaged and this leads to the Hyperhidrosis as theconsequence.
This condition of the increasedperspiration is very persistent and the treatment requires a lot of thepatience. It is difficult to be treated mostly because the definitive cause isstill unknown. Although it is known that the sympathetic nervous system (whichbelongs to the autonomic nervous system) is responsible for it, theexaminations haven’t yet discovered the trigger for this condition.
One of the assumptions of theexcessive reaction of the glands is that they produce more sweat so that itcould function as some defensive mechanism, which is the case ofoverexcitement, for example.
There are a lot of treatments forHyperhidrosis and their aggressiveness depends on the stages of development ofthe problem or the seriousness of it.
So, firstly, at the early stagesand right away after the excessive sweating is noticed the treatment with themedications is effective. Those medications are usually some mixtures, remediesand creams and their task is making the glands to minimize their functions. Itcan be cured with the dry sol (and that is called the Topical treatment), butthe most popular remedy is Botox, and it calms down the impulses of the nervesof the affected area, having been injected into them.
But, unfortunately, the moreaggressive solutions to this problem are also more effective. That is the caseof the treatment called Iontophoresis, which is actually an intervention oftranquilizing the glands with the usage of electrical shocks.
Also, the intervention calledSympathectomy can be very helpful, especially concerning the armpit area. It isdone under the local anesthesia because, in order to clamp or cut thesympathetic nerves of that area, the incision must be made beforehand.
When the problem of the increasedsweating becomes even more serious and if, none of the previously mentionedtreatments hasn’t helped, it is advisable to undergo certain surgicalprocedures. They often involve cutting, removing, or clipping those sympatheticnerves that are responsible for the problem. But, surgery is more recommendablein the cases of younger patients.