Hyperhidrosis affects significantly the quality of life of patients

Written by: Dra. Angela Hernández Martín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The sweating is a physiological normal process that allows us to release excessive heat we experienced under specific circumstances such as physical exercise, fever or excessive ambient heat and high. We talked about hyperhidrosis when sweating occurs excessively and completely involuntary and uncontrollable, causing a marked deterioration in the quality of life of those affected.


pathological mechanism hyperhidrosis

The pathophysiologic mechanism of the hyperperspiration lies in the autonomic nervous system, which for unknown reasons transmits a series of pulses that trigger an sweating anomala. This can affect both areas is usually not sweat, like Hands or feet, as in areas that normally sweats, as are the armpits. In all cases, the presence of unwanted sweat that affects daily life and personal relationships of the individual.


Treatment of hyperhidrosis

Currently we have several options for treating the disease. Some of these methods oral treatments, Local infiltration with Botulinum Toxin, and surgical intervention called thoracic sympathectomy include. The efficacy and safety profile ( side effects ) is different for each therapeutic alternative. Therefore, the choice of treatment depends on the age and the individual circumstances of each patient. We can say categorically, therefore, that today there is treatment for hyperhidrosis.

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Dra. Angela Hernández Martín

By Dra. Angela Hernández Martín
Pediatric dermatology

Dr. Angela Martin Hernandez is a leader in the specialty of dermatology for its extensive training both nationally and internationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Hernandez is an expert in Pediatric Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and other areas of general dermatology. She practices at the Hospital of the Child Jesus and the Blessed Mary Anne Hospital.

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