If you complain of problems such as sweat marks and constant wetness in clothes caused by sweating, our article on how to treat excessive sweating and the causes of excessive sweating is for you.
Sweating is one of the important ways to maintain the body's heat balance. When the body temperature rises, the skin loses water through perspiration and lowers body temperature. Sweat glands work involuntarily and the amount of sweat is different for everyone. Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) is the body's production of more sweat than necessary. It is thought that about 0.5 percent of the population (one in every 200 people) has hyperhidrosis.
Hyperhidrosis can be of two types. It usually occurs as a symptom of a systemic disease such as infectious diseases, diabetes, overwork of the thyroid gland, and widespread sweating in the whole body is less common and the disease that causes sweating is treated. Regional hyperhidrosis is the most common type of excessive sweating and generally progresses with excessive sweating in a certain part of the body such as the armpit, hands, feet, and often cannot be explained by a reason, that is, it is structural.
Hyperhidrosis is a condition that can cause psychological and functional discomfort. While underarm sweating can turn into a social phobia by feeling wet in people, staining on clothes, excessive sweating in the hands can cause difficulty in holding a pencil and cause trouble in using hand tools and affect the daily life of the person.
If excessive sweating impairs the quality of life of the person, it must be treated. The methods that can be used in the treatment of hyperhidrosis can be listed as follows.
The amount of sweating can be reduced by simple measures such as choosing cotton clothes that keep cool, avoiding synthetic and leather clothes, avoiding foods that may increase sweating, reducing stress and anxiety, and taking frequent showers.
There are products on the market that contain substances such as aluminum chloride and glutaraldehyde that reduce sweating in daily use. The disadvantage of these is that they are effective when used regularly every day, can be used for a maximum of 3-6 months, and perspiration continues when you stop using it.
The effect of this method, which can be applied to the palms and feet and reduces sweating by electrical stimulation, is 1-2 weeks. Cannot be used for armpit sweating.
It is applied by injection to the sweating area. Its effect lasts 6-9 months. It improves the quality of life of people, especially with the feeling of dryness caused by armpit sweating.
In endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) surgery, nerve fibers that cause sweating are deactivated by various methods. It is performed under general anesthesia. It is the only permanent method in hyperhidrosis treatment.