Body Condition

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis? Don't sweat it

Hyperhidrosis is the term that is used to describe excessive sweating. This condition can affect the whole body or just localised areas, such as the hands, feet or under the arms. Sweating is a natural bodily function and occurs as a way of helping the body to cool down, such as: when exercising, in warm weather or when in a stressful situation.

Excessive sweating usually happens when cooling the body is not necessary and causes the affected person embarrassment and feelings of self-consciousness.
The most common type of excessive sweating is called primary focal hyperhidrosis. The sweat glands become overactive for no apparent reason, causing moisture on various areas of the body, most likely on the hands, feet and face. It is often the case that this condition runs in the family, so genetics will play a big part in people who are affected. Secondary Hyperhidrosis is often due to a medical condition and can cause sweating to occur all over the body.

Most common causes of Hyperhidrosis

  • Genetics
  • Menopause
  • Idiopathic
  • Medical conditions
  • Infection
  • Anxiety

At VIVA Skin Clinics we offer a variety of treatment options to help control your Hyperhidrosis. Please scroll to see the related treatments...

Our approach

Our team of experts have the medical knowledge and aesthetic understanding to determine the treatment that can produce the best possible outcome for improving hyperhidrosis. A successful treatment at VIVA Skin Clinics can inhibit this action and help to stop the sweat glands from over-acting.

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