Excessive and constant sweating isolates the person from the society, reduces the quality of life and causes psychological problems by disrupting his mental balance. Excessive sweating, which is defined as “hyperhidrosis”, can cause a hard time for patients due to the clothes that are worn in layers in cold weather.
Excessive sweating disrupts psychology
Sweating is a physiological condition that is necessary to keep the body’s temperature in a certain balance. Sometimes the body sweats after extreme heat or strenuous physical activities, and sometimes in cases of illness, excitement, fear or extreme stress. Little or no sweating is not good for body health, nor is excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Especially if sweating in the armpit area is excessive, it affects the social and private life of the person negatively, causing psychological problems and a lack of self-confidence.
Stress triggers excessive sweating
Excessive work of the thyroid glands, some diseases caused by the adrenal glands, obesity, menopause, severe psychiatric diseases and drugs used in the treatment of some cancers can cause excessive sweating. In some cases, no underlying disease is found. Sweating can also occur in situations such as stress and embarrassment. In these cases, excessive sweating is usually seen in the armpits, palms and soles.
Sweating causes fungal growth
Excessive sweating also causes some health problems. Excessive sweating on the feet not only causes discomfort to the environment due to bad smell, but also paves the way for the development of fungus on the feet and nails. Sweating on the hands is the biggest nightmare of people when shaking hands with others. In some cases, hand sweating is so much that it can even prevent the use of tools (holding the pen while writing, holding the steering wheel while driving, etc.). Excessive sweating in the armpit area is mostly observed with complaints of “bad smell” and visual pollution.
Sweating treatment with botox
Botox is the primary treatment method for excessive sweating, which negatively affects the quality of life of the person. Botox is administered as an injection into the skin. Before the procedure, the width of the sweating area is determined by performing the starch iodine test. Then, the area to be injected is marked with 1.5-2 cm intervals and Botox is applied to each point by injection in the skin. The procedure takes an average of 30 minutes, and the effect begins to be felt in an average of 7-10 days. 4 weeks after the first botox application, it was determined that 82% of the people had a 75% reduction in sweating. It is observed that people who have difficulties in daily activities and social life due to sweating are psychologically relieved due to the decrease in sweating after treatment. Botox does not have any significant side effects in the treatment of underarm sweating.