Most men sweat, especially when playing sports or working out at the gym. Some believe it’s a sign of virility. But excessive sweating is a problem. Never let them see you sweat? That’s impossible when you’re sweating almost all the time! Your problem may be caused by a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, which is treatable. Come in to ReBalance in New York City for an examination.
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- Sweaty palms and feet can get in the way of your intimacy. You may have hyperhidrosis, a medical condition that can be treated! Don’t just cover up your excessive sweating; get treatment at ReBalance. Never be embarrassed about having clammy hands at the wrong time. Call ReBalance!
- Sweating under your arms is normal; it happens to most men during exertion. But if it reaches the point that you’re ruining shirts every week, you need to seek treatment. Pit stains aren’t just ugly; they make your shirts unwearable. Save your wardrobe and any embarrassment by making an appointment for an exam at ReBalance in NYC.
Excessive Sweating Is a Medical Condition
Sweating is normal when you’re in the hot sun, pumping iron, running through the park or playing ball. You may even sweat while giving a presentation or going on a job interview. But if you sweat excessively in a particular part of your body for no apparent reason, you may be suffering from primary hyperhidrosis. Typically, this condition affects one area:
You may have secondary hyperhidrosis, which means you sweat a lot from two or more of the above areas. If this describes you, come in to ReBalance to review your treatment options. After giving you an examination and taking a medical history, your ReBalance specialist helps you pick the most promising treatment.
Causes of Hyperhidrosis
Your ReBalance specialist works to determine the cause of your excessive sweating. A urine test, blood test or a sweat test may be needed. Your sweating problem may be due to an underlying medical issue. Some of the more common reasons for hyperhidrosis include:
- Genes. Excessive sweating tends to run in the family. If one or more family members have had to deal with sweating, you are more likely to be similarly affected.
- Obesity. Carrying excess weight forces your body to work harder, which can cause hyperhidrosis or its symptoms.
- If you get an infection from an injury, it can cause hyperhidrosis. Worse, the infection irritates your skin, causing more sweating.
- Low blood sugar. You can experience temporary low blood sugar, such as when you’re hungry. Longer periods, such as from certain medications, may cause heavy sweating.
- High anxiety. A stressful job or feeling anxious constantly forces your body into an agitated state that often produces uncontrolled sweating.
- Problems with your thyroid. Your thyroid gland controls how fast or slow your metabolism runs. If it causes your body to run faster than necessary, the result may be hyperhidrosis symptoms.
- Drug or alcohol withdrawal. This often-painful process can trigger periods of heavy sweating as your body adjusts to being without the chemical crutch.
No matter what caused your hyperhidrosis, you can find effective treatment at ReBalance. If you’re treated for an underlying problem, the hyperhidrosis goes away as well.
Don’t Let Hyperhidrosis Stop You
You don’t have to live with it in silence any more. No more uncomfortable night sweats. No more sweaty feet or clammy palms. No more making excuses, leaving early or not going at all. Once you’re treated, you can have a normal, active social life.
Treatment for excessive sweating at ReBalance in New York City may involve a simple, non-invasive procedure. Although surgery is an option, most hyperhidrosis sufferers never need invasive procedures like surgery. Your treatment may include:
- More powerful antiperspirants. Prescription-strength antiperspirant contains aluminum chloride. As a side effect, it may irritate your skin with regular use.
- Prescription creams. A topical cream, rubbed on your face or chest where you’re sweating, stops the symptoms. Prescription creams only work for a short time.
- Botox injections. Botox isn’t just for temporarily eliminating your facial wrinkles. It’s been approved to cure migraines and stop your hyperhidrosis symptoms.
- Anticholinergic drugs or antidepressant medication may reduce your sweating, but both have uncomfortable side effects.
- Electrical stimulation. In a process called iontophoresis, you’re placed in a tub of water through which a low voltage of electricity runs. It is perfectly safe and effective.
- Microwave thermotherapy. Within 30 minutes, you can undergo a microwave energy procedure to destroy some of your sweat glands. This is a new technique.
- Surgery. If you can’t get satisfaction from the other options, you can undergo a sympathotomy. This is a procedure to remove specific sweat glands.