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Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is abnormal amounts of sweating. This condition commonly affects the armpits, palms, and soles, and can have a severe impact on quality of life. Many times, sweating occurs uncontrollably and unpredictably, even in cool weather or with lack of physical activity.

What causes hyperhidrosis?

There are several causes of hyperhidrosis including but not limited to:

  • Heredity
  • Menopause
  • Diabetes
  • Side effects from various medications

All races and all ages can experience excessive sweating.

How can you treat hyperhidrosis?

There are several treatment options available for hyperhidrosis, so discussing your unique symptoms and experiences will help our providers create a personalized treatment plan for your excessive sweating. Some of the most common treatments are prescription-strength antiperspirants, botulinum toxin injections, and prescription medications. Each of these treatment options minimizes sweating through different mechanisms and therefore have different risks and benefits. We also have miraDry which is a non-surgical procedure that uses thermal energy to target and eliminates the odorous sweat glands in your underarm permanently. Please contact our office to schedule a visit with one of our specialists to discuss a treatment plan.


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