What is meant by Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, is a condition where patients sweat profusely for no reason. Patients either sweat excessively in their hands, underarms, forehead, feet or, in extreme cases, all over their body.
What causes Excessive Sweating?
Excessive sweating is caused by age, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, illness or certain medications.
How is Excessive Sweating treated?
Excessive sweating is treated by oral medications, electromagnetic impulses, neuro-muscular relaxant injections, laser assisted treatments and by surgical procedures, including liposuction and endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery.
Are Excessive Sweating treatments painful?
Patients will feel injection pain with injectable treatments. Laser treatments are performed after administering local anaesthetic and patients do not feel pain during the procedure. Surgical procedures are performed under general anaesthesia and patients will not feel pain during the procedure.
When will I recover after an Excessive Sweating treatment?
Patients will recover two days after laser or injectable procedures. It will take about a week for patients to recover from surgical procedures to treat excessive sweating.
What care is required after an Excessive Sweating treatment?
Patients should take all prescribed medications correctly. They should avoid strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects for at least a month. Patients should not smoke or drink alcohol for at least a month.
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