Sweating is an essential bodily function, vital for controlling the body’s temperature and removing toxins from the lymphatic system. It is controlled by our autonomic nervous system and in the majority of people it ticks away nicely and does its job without a problem. However, for 5% of the population this is not the case. They suffer from excessive sweating hyperhidrosis, a condition that can be embarrassing and inconvenient.
What causes excessive sweating hyperhidrosis, and what are the triggers?
Primary hyperhidrosis usually begins during childhood or adolescence and occurs when the nerves that control your sweat glands become overactive. Secondary hyperhidrosis results when a person has another medical condition that spontaneously triggers excessive sweating, such as diabetes, menopause, thyroid issues, pregnancy, or even as a side effect of medication.
Whilst a definitive biological cause is still elusive, the triggers are better understood. It can be precipitated by environmental conditions such as heat or humidity, although some sufferers report that even in freezing weather the extra layers can trigger an attack. The other known trigger is stress, not necessarily external stress either, but even feeling nervous about sweating can cause sweating.
The effects of excessive sweating hyperhidrosis
Understanding the causes of excessive sweating is one thing, but how does the reality of sweat glands that will not switch off affect life?
People with hyperhidrosis often feel it is a cause of embarrassment and so often avoid social situations such as dating due to anxiety. Clothes must be picked carefully as it is preferrable to wear darker colours made from natural fibres, often needing to change several times a day. It is advised that those who have hyperhidrosis avoid fabrics like silk and satins, as well as fabrics that can trigger an attack such as nylon, polyester or lycra.
Treating excessive sweating condition
The good news is that the causes of excessive sweating hyperhidrosis in the underarm area can be eradicated with treatment! Instead of masking the symptoms with strong antiperspirants and creams, sweat guards, wearing dark clothes, and changing regularly or taking the drastic step of going under the knife and having surgery to remove the pesky sweat glands altogether, there is a better, long lasting, and less invasive way to reduce sweating in the underarm area.
miraDry is the answer to the problem, as it removes the causes of the excessive sweating and eradicates sweat glands with long lasting results. Our experienced, highly skilled staff at PHI Clinic will assess your level of hyperhidrosis during a free consultation, and you may be astounded to know that in as little as two, hour-long treatments spaced 3 months apart, miraDry is capable of reducing underarm sweat by up to 80%!
miraDry is a safe and effective way to eradicate sweat glands by precisely targeting them with electromagnetic energy, as the sweat glands are eliminated and do not grow back! FDA approved, miraDry is a totally non-invasive treatment with very little downtime and a simple aftercare routine, so much better than just covering up symptoms or risking the potential complications and downtime associated with surgery.
Excessive sweating hyperhidrosis miraDry at PHI
We have offered miraDry at the award winning PHI Clinic since 2014 and with outstanding results. Our patients report being able to reclaim their lives. You can wear the clothes you have only ever dreamt of before. With your newfound confidence you can accept that invitation that could have caused anxiety previously. Importantly, you can take that job you’ve always wanted and seek adventure beyond your wildest dreams.
For a complementary miraDry consultation, call us now on 0207 034 5999 at our gold standard Harley Street clinic in the heart of London’s medical district, and we will help you begin a journey to freedom from excessive sweating.