Thursday, October 20, 2011

Symptoms and Treatment of Hyperhidrosis

The body cools itself by sweating. In most cases sweating is normal and healthy. However, some people may experience hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating is a frequent and even constant.

Hyperhidrosis is the secretion (expenses) of sweat in amounts greater than needed to cool the body. Usually there is excess sweat on palms, soles and underarms. Anxiety, embarrassment and disruption of daily activities can be caused by hyperhidrosis.
Cause

The cause of hyperhidrosis is the body's temperature regulation system and sweat glands. There are two types of sweat glands in the skin, namely apocrine glands and Eccrine glands. Eccrine glands, found in most of the body and open directly to the skin surface. Apocrine glands develop in areas that are filled with hair follicles, such as the groin, armpits and scalp.

The autonomic nervous system stimulates these glands to secrete fluid onto the surface of the skin when the body temperature rises, which serves to cool the body. Most of that is contained in sweat is water and salt (sodium chloride).
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This type of hyperhidrosis usually determine the cause:

1. Hyperhidrosis General

Large areas of the body affected by the type of hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can also be a side effect of drugs consumed by the body.

2. Focal hyperhidrosis

Excessive sweating during the day on the palms and soles of the feet or sometimes in the armpit are usually the types of focal hyperhidrosis. Usually the same on both sides of the body (bilateral), for example on both palms.
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This species is not associated with an underlying condition and usually begins before age 20 years. This species usually runs in families, so it may involve a genetic component, but the exact cause is still unknown.

Symptom

Usually people sweat when they perform physical activity, exercise, stress, nervous or anxious. If sweating more than normal, then it can be called hyperhidrosis.
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Some of the signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis, among others:
  1. Abnormally excessive sweating on the face, head, feet and armpits to feel intrusive.
  2. Sticky or there are droplets of sweat on palms or soles of the feet.
  3. Clothing is often wet because of excessive sweating.
Consult with your doctor when encounter the following symptoms:
  1. Hyperhidrosis usually occurs at least once a week for no apparent reason.
  2. Often excessive sweating at night for no apparent reason.
  3. Experiencing a cold sweat, especially accompanied with chest and abdominal pain.
  4. These conditions are usually associated with symptoms of heart disease.
Symptom

Usually people sweat when they perform physical activity, exercise, stress, nervous or anxious. If sweating more than normal, then it can be called hyperhidrosis.

Some of the signs and symptoms of hyperhidrosis, among others:
  1. Abnormally excessive sweating on the face, head, feet and armpits to feel intrusive.
  2. Sticky or there are droplets of sweat on palms or soles of the feet.
  3. Clothing is often wet because of excessive sweating.
Consult with your doctor when encounter the following symptoms:
  1. Hyperhidrosis usually occurs at least once a week for no apparent reason.
  2. Often excessive sweating at night for no apparent reason.
  3. Experiencing a cold sweat, especially accompanied with chest and abdominal pain.
  4. These conditions are usually associated with symptoms of heart disease.
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Treatment

The treatment is usually recommended for hyperhidrosis condition, among others:

1. Anticholinergic drugs
Someone may be prescribed anticholinergic drugs such as Glycopyrrolate in the case of hyperhidrosis in general. Usually, after using the drug for about two weeks, signs and symptoms improve.

However, these drugs can have side effects because acetylcholine work on several structures in the body, not just the sweat glands. Some of the signs and symptoms of anticholinergic side effects of medications, among others:

a. Blurred vision
b. Constipation
c. Loss of appetite
d. Retention of urine
e. Dry mouth
f. Dizziness

2. Antiperspirant
To achieve best results, antiperspirants must be worn at night to the areas most prone to sweat. People should wash their medication in the morning to prevent irritation because antiperspirants can cause red skin, swelling and itching.

3. Botulinum toxin
Botulinum toxin injections are effective for treating hyperhidrosis by blocking the nerves that trigger sweat glands.

4. Iontophoresis
Battery-powered tools will be used in this procedure when a patient's body immersed in water, then given a low level electric current to the hands, feet, or armpits. While the sweat glands can be blocked in this procedure. Iontophoresis is usually safe and can be done at home.

5. Surgery
Operations can be an option in some rare cases. Removing the sweat glands in the armpit can help in cases of excessive sweating that only occurs in the area. Cutting the nerves that carry messages from the sympathetic nerves to the sweat glands are different procedures. This operation can be performed using a procedure known as endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy.




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