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Excessive Sweating

Profuse sweating, medically known as hyperhidrosis, is a condition that causes discomfort and embarrassment.

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Treatment options

Excessive sweating is a condition that can affect both men and women. It can occur in hands, feet, armpits or generally across the body.

In extreme cases, sufferers opt to have their sweat glands removed by a plastic surgeon due to the embarrassment they suffer from such profuse sweating.

However, there is a non-surgical treatment that prevents heavy sweating from interfering with work or daily life.

Hyperhidrosis can be treated with injections of botulinum toxin: an FDA-approved medicine that is a muscle relaxant used by doctors in the UK for years to help patients suffering from excessive sweating. Botulinum toxin is injected into sweat glands in the armpits, hands or feet in a procedure that’s both quick and safe. This procedure is proven to give dramatic and life-changing results for many who suffer from this condition.

Hyperhidrosis Tests

At Meyer Clinic, we offer a number of tests for hyperhidrosis to pinpoint the areas of sweating and estimate the severity of a patient’s condition. We may recommend blood, urine or other lab tests to see if the sweating is caused by another medical condition such as an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Once the cause is established, our medical practitioners can determine the right course of treatment.

Nutritional Therapy

Excessive sweating may indicate a vitamin or mineral deficiency. These deficiencies can often be addressed through diet and supplementation. At Meyer Clinic our Nutritional Therapist Dominique Ludwig can work with a patient on their eating habits, meal planning and meal timings to ensure it has the necessary nutrients incorporated.

Health Supplements

Sweating is actually good for your health, as it releases toxins buried in the fat cells underneath the skin. However, excessive sweating has been linked to a deficiency in vitamin D. At Meyer Clinic, we stock a number of supplements to maintain and improve health. It is always best to book a consultation with one of our medical and/or nutrition team before embarking on any course of supplementation.

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