Excessive Sweating — It’s Not Just Nerves — There Are Physical Causes, Too

stop hyperhidrosisThose of us who sweat profusely for apparently no reason or perspire more often than others often find themselves in the uncomfortable position of not knowing how to seek a remedy. After all, all of us sweat, and all of us sweat a lot if we’re really hot or uncomfortable. This can make it difficult to gauge whether or not something is truly a medical issue or if someone simply sweats more than others do for completely innocuous reasons.

The fortunate thing in situations like these is that there are a lot of options going forward.

In severe cases, as with anything else, individuals are encouraged to contact a physician. In doing so, one might be diagnosed with a disorder called hyperhidrosis. In effect, this disorder is the most likely culprit behind episodes of chronic sweating. It has been shown that some individuals with hyperhidrosis sweat up to four or five times as much as the average individual. That isn’t to say that the disorder is rare, though — between 1-3% of Americans are either diagnosed with hyperhidrosis or are assumed to have it.

Treating hyperhidrosis is a lot simpler than it used to be. There have been numerous breakthroughs in the field of medicine that effectively deal with this disorder. One of the leading treatments today is a technique known as “Iontophoresis,” which sees patients undergo a multi-part therapy designed to deactivate overactive sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis treatments of this nature have been nicknamed “No Sweat Machines” by industry insiders and patients.

Iontophoresis treatments take about six to ten sessions before the patient can expect to see results. Once complete, the patient should notice a change immediately. If the treatments are effective, excessive sweating can become curtailed. It is easy to see why this technique is at the forefront of the fight against hyperhidrosis — patients are provided with an array of sound, practical, safe, and affordable treatment options. Individual sessions are painless, last only 10-20 minutes, and only require around two individual treatments per week.

Despite its popularity, Iontophoresis is still (relatively) new and could always be utilized more than it is today to yield an even greater effect. If you or someone you know is in the fight to stop hyperhidrosis, you would be greatly advantaged to research these treatments a little bit to see if they’re right for you.

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