Excessive Sweating The Woodlands
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.
Hyperhidrosis is not life-threatening, but it can negatively impact your quality of life.
How can you tell if your sweating is excessive?
Excessive sweating is instead defined as any amount of sweating that causes problems or distress. The exact causes are unknown, but 1% to 3% of the general population suffer from hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis usually starts in adolescence or young adulthood. Sweating is worst in the palms, soles, or underarms. When excessive sweating is limited to these areas, it’s called focal hyperhidrosis.
Most people with focal hyperhidrosis are otherwise completely healthy. Studies suggest that they are no more nervous or easily upset than people who sweat normally.
Most people with hyperhidrosis frequently report frustrations or problems with activities most people take for granted:
- Frequently changing clothing because of underarm sweating
- Avoiding shaking hands
- Missing out on social gatherings due to concern about sweating
- Challenges with romantic relationships
- Difficulty writing because the pen slips or sweat soaks through ink on the page
Many are unaware that effective hyperhidrosis treatments are available. ,Hyperhidrosis medications and procedures can help improve the quality of life of many people with the condition.
If you are affected by hyperhidrosis, please call us at 936-760-3373 for an evaluation and start making a positive impact on your quality of life!