Underarm Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be uncomfortable and embarrassing and can occur anywhere in the body but particularly in the underarm and hand area. Luckily we can provide the solution to this

Underarm Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Quick Facts

Hyperhidrosis can start from early adolescence and usually before the age of 25

A family history is extremely common

Excessive sweating can occur regardless of weather, exertion or stress

It affects both men and women in equal measure

Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating is a common condition which affects 3% of the population but more than half of those people go undiagnosed and untreated leaving them feeling embarrassed and insecure about their appearance.

It can affect your whole body or certain parts of your body including:

• Underarms

• Palms of the hands

• Soles of the feet

• Face, chest and back

Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating – this is not just sweating after exercise, this is a medical problem caused by overactive sweat glands producing excessive sweat patches in the underarm, hands and feet. Hyperhidrosis can adversely affect your quality of life. Heat and emotions may trigger hyperhidrosis in some, but many frequently suffer from this condition regardless of their mood or the weather. Excessive sweating is embarrassing and often complicates business and social interactions. This condition is easily treated with Botox injections.

What causes Hyperhidrosis?


In many cases primary hyperhidrosis has no obvious cause and is thought to be the results of a problem with the part of the nervous system, the sympathetic nerve, that controls sweating.


Hyperhidrosis that does have an identifiable cause is known as secondary hyperhidrosis. This can have many different triggers, including:

• pregnancy or the menopause

• anxiety

• certain medications

• low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

• an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)

• infections

Lady looking at her armpit


Getting treatment for my Hyperhidrosis has changed my life completely. I can go out anywhere, I don't have to watch what I wear and I don't have to keep my arms glued to my side anymore. My clubbing days are back on the agenda!



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