Do you sweat all winter long?

by Naruschka Henriques

As we all know, sweat is a reaction to various stimuli, such as hot weather, or perhaps when we are unusually anxious about something. At least, this is how it should be. For more than 2% of the population, excessive sweating is a problem. It does not necessarily happen in response to natural stimulus, and it can be a big issue for both men and women.

It is not just about unsightly sweat patches, body odour or a clammy handshake. Those who suffer from the condition known as hyperhidrosis may also have trouble with constant skin infections and even dehydration. It can also initiate a vicious cycle – being too sweaty causes anxiety, which causes further sweating. In both professional and social life, it can have a serious impact on a person’s comfort and confidence.

In extreme cases it can even cause problems handling small objects such as knives and keys. Excessively sweaty feet can lead to instability when walking in open-toed shoes and blistering in almost any footwear. Too much sweat can have significant consequences above and beyond what most people expect.  It should therefore be considered a serious medical problem and treated accordingly.

If you become significantly sweaty even in cold weather, we may be able to help you. The condition can often be effectively combatted with high quality Botox treatments. While Botox is most commonly associated with minor cosmetic anti-wrinkle procedures, it has other medical applications, including the reduction of excessive sweating. At botonics Plastic Surgery Group, we are experts in treating sweating disorders quickly, simply, and effectively.

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