Sweating - Hyperhidrosis
Sweating is a natural phenomenon that helps the body cool off. It is estimated that approximately 2-3% of the population suffers from excessive underarm sweating or hyperhidrosis. In most cases, excessive underarm sweating occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be due to the heat and even emotions are known to trigger hyperhidrosis in some. Heredity, medications like aspirin and acetaminophen (NSAIDs), hyperthyroidism, neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, infections like Tuberculosis, AIDS, pneumonia, cancer of the lymph nodes and blood cancer can also lead to excessive underarm sweating.
There are a number of different over-the-counter or prescription lotions, roll-ons, special sprays, and antiperspirants available that can help address mild cases of underarm sweating but these can be ineffective to combat more severe cases. Another approved treatment for excessive underarm sweating are Botox injections that temporarily stop the nerves from triggering excessive sweating. However, while effective, this is a temporary solution and can get expensive when you consider treatment must be repeated every few months.
There is now a more permanent solution that stops sweating altogether. Check out the treatments below.