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Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Excessive sweating Control your Perspiration 

Perspiration is a natural bodily function , however some people can sweat profusely causing them disruption in their daily life.  Medicines2u offer a range of treatment  that can dramatically reduce your symptoms, click below on any of the treatments and simply fill out the form to tell us a little about yourself.  

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Excessive sweating Control your Perspiration 

Perspiration is a natural bodily function , however some people can sweat profusely causing them disruption in their daily life.  Medicines2u offer a range of treatment  that can dramatically reduce your symptoms, click below on any of the treatments and simply fill out the form to tell us a little about yourself.  

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical term used for excessive sweating. This is a common disorder which is not medically dangerous however can cause a great deal of distress and misery. Studies show that approximately 3% of the British population suffer from hyperhidrosis and can produce up to 10 times more sweat than most people who produce approximately a litre a day. 

Our body’s need to sweat in order to keep the core body temperature normal during high temperatures, fevers or exercising, our body uses sweat to cool down our body and also release toxins from our body.  So what constitutes as excessive sweating? 

Idiopathic Focal Hyperhidrosis

Focal hyperhidrosis usually occurs in areas such as palms, feet and armpits, it is usually symmetrical and will affect both palms, armpits etc.  The reason for this occurring is not known however researchers believe it could be genetics and run in the family.  The condition is not gender specific and can affect both men and women.  Focal hyperhidrosis is not dangerous and harmful to your health; however it can be triggered and made worse by factors such as diet, street or anxiety. 

Secondary Focal Hyperhidrosis

Secondary Focal Hyperhidrosis usually occurs when there is an injury or disease of some kind.  Secondary Focal hyperhidrosis is often non symmetrical and will only cause sweating on one body part.  This can be signs of a serious injury or condition which must be looked at by a Doctor or your local GP immediately.  

Generalised Hyperhidrosis

Generalised Hyperhidrosis is when there is excessive sweating all over the body, although this is a less common condition and can usually occur due some kind medical issue.  These conditions can vary from heart problems to anxiety or even infections.  If you feel you have generalised hyperhidrosis then it is wise to seek medical attention. 

 

What causes hyperhidrosis?

Excessive sweating can have underlying conditions which may need to be treated in order to stop the sweating such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. There are other cases where hyperhidrosis occur in people who are completely healthy. The constant sweating occurs when the nerves that control sweating do not function normally; the most common places for sweating to occur are the hands, feet and armpits.

 

Self-help tips

Excessive sweating can have a damaging effect on a person’s lifestyle and mental health, it is important to remain calm and not allow the situation to cause more stress as this can further lead to excessive sweating, there are some self-help tips that can help ease the condition, such as:

 

  • • Spicy foods and alcohol are known to trigger sweating – Try to avoid these and examine whether this makes a difference.
  • • Use antiperspirant sprays often rather than deodorants.
  • • Try to wear loose fitting clothing so your body is not restricted.
  • • Man-made fibres such as nylon may help.
  • • Arm pit shields are available in order to absorb the sweat and avoid staining the clothes.
  • • There are socks available which are made from natural fibre or sports socks that are specially designed to absorb moisture – change your socks if needed.

 

Making changes in your lifestyle can help improve certain symptoms however; if you are troubled by the excessive sweating we have medication which is available to control this condition.

 

What Treatments are available from Excessive Sweating?

Here at Medicines2u we understand the effect such a condition can have on a person’s lifestyle, we offer a range of products that can help relieve these conditions of excessive sweating in order for you to live a sweat free lifestyle.  Our treatment consists of Driclor 75ml.