Excessive sweating is an annoying and often embarrassing condition affecting millions of people around the world — over three percent of the world’s population, according to the International Hyperhidrosis Society. This condition, medically known as hyperhidrosis, is characterized by heavy, uncontrollable sweating, occurring without any specific reason or cause. Sweating heavily in certain situations – such as while exercising, running or in hot weather – is normal, but hyperhidrosis patients literally experience sweat drip off their hands even in the absence of these triggers.
There are numerous do-it-yourself natural remedies people have been using since ancient times to overcome excessive sweating. These include sage extract, magnesium supplements, burdock, natural antiperspirants and meditation to reduce sweating. However, these natural excessive sweating treatments prove to be ineffective when it comes to treating hyperhidrosis, since they do not treat the underlying cause of heavy perspiration, and that is overactive sweat glands. They just mask up sweating, offering you relief for just a few hours.
If you are seeking a lasting relief from this embarrassing condition then try Botox injections. Though these injections do not offer a cure to heavy sweating, they help alleviate hyperhidrosis symptoms for six to eight months, after which you need a reinjection to stay dry. After performing starch test, Botox or botulinum toxin is injected directly into the skin at the area that needs treating. The toxin works by blocking transmission of nerve impulses that tell sweat glands to produce sweat. When the glands do not receive chemical signals, they stop sweat production by up to 80 percent.