Sweat is the body’s natural method for cooling down and keeping the internal temperature at a safe level. While it’s common to sweat during exercise or on an especially hot day, for some, it’s not uncommon to sweat through a shirt before a big event, or need to change clothes when the weather is perfectly comfortable. Excessive sweating is a very real and inconvenient condition. So how do you know if you sweat too much, and what can you do about it? Allow us to explain.
When and Where Do You Sweat?
Also known as hyperhidrosis, excessive sweat is defined as sweat that exceeds what is necessary for your body to remain at a comfortable temperature. While sweating during your jog is normal, sweating while relaxing on your couch is excessive. If you are unsure if you sweat too much, consider the times and places when you’ve been sweating recently. If the situation was one that didn’t require sweat for any reason, then you may have excessive sweating.
Hyperhidrosis Could Be a Family Affair
Although the cause of excessive sweating is difficult to pin down, it is likely that you are not the only one in your family to have it. Hyperhidrosis can be genetic. So if you feel you sweat too much, consider if your parents or siblings experienced similar symptoms. If they did, that could be a clue that you, too, have excessive sweating.
Treatment is Simple
If it is determined that you do have excessive sweating, miraDry® and Botox® may be able to help. These techniques treat excessive sweat in different ways. While miraDry® eliminates excessive sweat and odor glands, Botox® prevents sweat glands from excessive sweat production. During your consultation, we can help you determine which treatment is best for you.
We Are Here to Help
Of course, the best and most accurate way to determine if you sweat too much is to speak with a doctor about your symptoms. The Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York & New Jersey, led by Dr. Goldberg, have years of experience assisting patients with their excessive sweating. By scheduling a consultation, you’ll have the ability to explain your concerns and gain a deeper understanding of what treatments are available. So if you are ready to put your sweatiest days behind you, simply contact us to get started.
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