Hyperhidrosis, the Excessive Sweating Disorder

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Hyperhidrosis is a condition that “currently affects an estimated 7.8 million individuals in the United States,” and is often treated with topical agents. Many patients resort to using antiperspirant, but systemic treatment is recommended for patients suffering from generalized hyperhidrosis. Alternative treatment for hyperhidrosis involves destroying the ecrrine sweat glands, which would stop sweating altogether.

If you are suffering from hyperhidrosis see one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will treat your heel pain symptoms in addition to other podiatric-related needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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