Why Do I Sweat So Easily?
Sweating helps to cool down the body, and while this is a perfectly normal function of the body, anyone who suffers from excessive sweating knows it can be a nuisance. Medically referred to as hyperhidrosis, this condition occurs when the sweat glands are working harder than they need to. Those who suffer from excessive sweating can typically be categorized as having primary or secondary hyperhidrosis.
Primary focal hyperhidrosis is the most common cause of excessive sweating, and it happens when the sweating is localized to certain areas of the body, such as the underarms, hands, or face. This condition tends to be symmetrical, affecting both sides of the body equally. While the exact cause is unknown, primary focal hyperhidrosis is thought to result from the nervous system sending signals to the sweat glands to overproduce, even when the body does not need additional cooling. Secondary hyperhidrosis, on the other hand, causes excessive sweating throughout the body and is caused by an underlying health condition, such as a thyroid issue, diabetes, or anxiety.
While secondary hyperhidrosis requires treatment for the underlying health concern to address sweating, primary focal hyperhidrosis can be dramatically improved with certain treatment options. At Suburban Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center, our team offers multiple solutions for hyperhidrosis, including the innovative miraDry® treatment.
miraDry® is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA-approved to resolve excessive sweating in the underarms. By sending gentle electromagnetic heat to the target area, sweat glands are damaged, preventing them from perspiring. Since the underarms make up such a small percentage of your body’s sweat glands, this is considered a safe treatment that will not inhibit your body’s ability to cool itself.
If you would like more information about how miraDry® can provide long-lasting relief from excessive sweating, please contact our office today.