Do you begin to sweat in the armpits as soon as you walk out of shower? Are these always extending wet circles on your shirt in the armpits making you feel embarrassed? Is armpit sweating causing you stink badly, even when it is freezing cold outside?
Sweating is a very natural process and every one of us sweats. It helps the body maintain its core temperature. But unfortunately, some of us sweat a little more than others, and this little more does not relate to heavy perspiration while exercising or running or jogging. Everybody sweats a little more on face, in the armpits, in fact all over the body when working out in a gym or when running on a jogging track. Hot and humid atmosphere also makes you sweat a little more than normal. But there are people who sweat heavily even when there is no need to.
If you are also one of them then there is a probability that you are suffering from a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. In this condition a person’s sweat glands become overactive. It is a neurological disorder, as in this condition the nerves keep sending signals to the brain that there is a need for sweating. This condition mostly affects armpits, hands and feet, but any part of your body can get afflicted with this condition including, head, face, abdomen, lower back and inner thighs.
There are numerous natural as well as allopathic treatment options available to treat excessive sweating, but most of them fail to deliver satisfactory results in case of hyperhidrosis. One procedure that has proven to be most effective in alleviating symptoms of heavy sweating is Botox treatment for sweating. The toxin is injected into the skin at 10 to 15 evenly distributed points. The toxin clings itself to the nerve endings, preventing transmission of nerve impulses that tell the sweat glands to produce sweat.
Effects of the treatment can be seen in a couple of days after first getting the injection, which peak in 7 to 10 days. Generally effects of a single dose last for up to six months.