Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Excessive Sweating ...How You Can Stop It Today

With summer a mere three days away, some of us are already dreading the long days with temperatures lingering north of 90 degrees all day long. If you have tried it all and still have yet to find a solution to excessive sweating. If you want to finally be able to wear a silk blouse or that coral dress which is so au courant this spring/Summer, then read on. Whatever the cause of your excessive sweating, this article is for you.

How Excessing Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Affects Your Life
For people who sweat excessively, everyday activities like working and socializing can be so severe that it becomes a source of real embarrassment. Many try to hide the sweating by wearing only black since wearing color would reveal that they are constantly drenched through. Some wear garment shields if sweating under the armpits is an issue. Too many have tried prescription antiperspirants only to find that it causes severe under arm irritation and they are unable to tolerate it. For those with severe palmar sweating, a simple introduction where a handshake is mandatory becomes a serious issue.

If you are one of the thousands who are afflicted with excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis (the clinical term
Do You Feel Like This All Day?
for it), surviving summer can be a major issue. As women, we all want to look cute. But it’s difficult to be cute when your clothing choices are limited by the fact that you sweat far too much.

A small population of people with hyperhidrosis suffer year round. They complain that even in 20 degree weather, they still sweat too much. They feel like someone turned on the tap and refused to turn it off all day - every day. If you are, unfortunately, one of those unlucky few, do not despair. Before you schedule that surgery, I have a solution that will help even you.

The Best Treatments For Hyperhidrosis Available Today

The single best treatment for under-arm (or armpit) hyperhidrosis is Botox. Yes, the same Botox used to treat facial wrinkles and sagging.  It is even approved by the FDA for this use. It works by paralyzing the sweat glands and within a few hours, voila! You now sweat the normal amount. It does not completely prevent your sweat glands from working. A small amount of sweating is healthy.  But you will be able to wear whatever you choose without having to worry about ruining that expensive dress. Botox for under-arm sweating is very effective.

Cost Of Botox
The biggest draw-back for most people against the use of Botox is the cost. At about $1200 per treatment, it’s not cheap and it is not covered by insurance. However, bear in mind that the treatment will prevent under-arm sweating for 5-6 months. If you sweat severely and have been searching desperately for a solution, this is it. You cannot put a price on peace of mind and self-confidence. Botox will give you back the confidence you lost.

There are many people really suffering from lack of self esteem, who are unemployed but fear job hunting because they are unable to hide how much they sweat.  Some have lost careers and friendships because of this condition. You can read some of their stories and connect with them here. For these people, Botox has been a life-saver.

Robinul (Glycopyrrolate)
Robinul is a prescription medication that can be used to treat hyperhidrosis. If your sweating is more generalized or your area of concern is more facial, palmar or plantar, then this option may be just right for you. Of course, your doctor will make the determination of what’s right for you. However, Robinul has been a miracle for many hyperhidrosis sufferers.  You simply take one pill on an empty stomach in the morning and you are practically sweat free all day!  If you have been searching for a real and lasting solution to hyperhidrosis, this pill works.

Side Effects
If taken as prescribed, you will not notice any side effects whatsoever – except of course, the noticeable absence of sweat. If taken to excess, you might notice dry mouth and eyes.

Permanent Cure
Up till now, traditional surgery has been the only permanent cure for under arm hyperhydrosis. I recently heard of another procedure called Mira Dry which also claims to be a permanent solution to excessive under arm sweating. According to the company website, they are FDA approved. Learn more about it at www.miradry.com.

Personally, I do not know of anyone who has tried the procedure and I do not know the cost or if it is covered by insurance. However, the site provides information about doctors who offer the procedure in your area. If you are more familiar with this treatment, please leave a note in the comment box below so others can benefit from your knowledge. Thank you.

I hope this helps. If it does, please tell me (in the comment box below) what treatment you chose, the cost and how it is improving your life.

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