Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Hyperhidrosis Treatments for Excessive Sweating in Southend-on-Sea, Essex at JR Medical

Hyperhidrosis Southend-on-Sea, Essex

What is hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes an abnormal amount of excessive sweat, not usually related to exercise or exposure to heat. There are no guidelines to determine what a normal amount of sweating is, however, if your sweating has started to interfere with your daily life, you could have hyperhidrosis.

Those that suffer from hyperhidrosis usually find that the sweat soaks through their clothes and drips off their body, causing a large amount of embarrassment and anxiety in social situations.

What causes hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis can be due to an underlying health condition or have no apparent cause. The symptoms develop due to the overactivity of certain sweat glands, and attacks may be precipitated by social and/or physical stress. When your body temperature rises, your nervous system activates your sweat glands, which is the body's natural way of cooling down.

Hyperhidrosis can also be caused by menopause. Night sweats are a common symptom of menopause which is the night-time equivalent of hot flashes.

For those that suffer from hyperhidrosis, the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands are overactive. Hyperhidrosis is normally most active in the hands, feet, armpits, and groin because of the high concentration of sweat glands located in these areas.

What treatments are available for hyperhidrosis?

Your doctor may prescribe a prescription antiperspirant, prescription cream, or nerve-blocking medications. Botulinum toxin injections also temporarily block the nerves that cause sweating.

Injections have been proven as an extremely effective treatment for excessive underarm sweating. The treatment works by blocking the nerves responsible for activating your sweat glands, preventing sweating in the specific area that has been injected. Each affected area of your body will need several injections.

When can I expect to see the results of the hyperhidrosis treatment?

It can take up to seven days for you to stop sweating in the injected area and up to 2 weeks to feel the full results of complete dryness.

Are there any common side effects of the hyperhidrosis treatment?

The most common side effects are headaches, hot flushes, swelling, sweating in other areas and some stinging and pain in the injection site. Some of the less common side effects of this treatment include nausea, itching, temporary muscle weakness and stiff joints.

JR Medical is a clinic based in Southend-on-Sea, offering hyperhidrosis treatment in Essex, with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All hyperhidrosis treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service

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All of our services cover the whole of Southend-on-Sea including Westcliff-on-sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Rochford, Hadleigh and Benfleet. We also cover a wider area of Essex, including Rayleigh, Basildon, Grays and Thurrock.

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