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Axillary Hyperhidrosis Treatments

Book Review
July 5, 2012
Stop Sweating and Start Living - Mike Ramsey

I have absolutely no hesitation in saying "Stop Sweating and Start Living" will soon put antiperspirant companies out of business.

I was reluctant at first to endorse any product but this book was different. The remedies it suggests are all-natural and target the root causes of problem sweating.

My only complaint is that it is only available as an instant access ebook. It can't be purchased in bookstores or on, but I'm sure the instant download feature is popular with people overseas and those who are ready to get started.

I strongly recommend "Stop Sweating and Start Living" to anyone who sweats excessively in the underarm, hand, foot, face or back areas.

- James Chambers

Axillary Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for excessive sweating in the armpit of a person. It is also known as underarm sweating. Axillary Hyperhidrosis involves extreme dripping sweat in the armpits. This sweat is almost totally resistant to all the types of deodorants and other odor controlling medication. There are some other types of Hyperhidrosis which involve various parts of the body like hands feet and face etc. and axillary hyperhidrosis can be present in a person in addition to these parts or may be alone.

Apart from this some cases of unilateral axillary hyperhidrosis are also noticed where patients have excessive sweating in one armpit but normal in the other. The cases of unilateral axillary hyperhidrosis are less but they are more stressful in social sector and can create anxiety and depression in the person suffering from it.

Sweating is necessary for our body as it keeps the temperature of our body and also some balance of the salts to be optimum but hyperhidrosis is a medical problem that involves more sweating than what is required by our body. It is obvious that persons who are suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis have to observe certain restrictions in case of some fabrics and colors as sweat can leave stains on the cloth. Some problems of skins are also induced in some patients which should be immediately treated. Social and functional working of the person is directly affected by axillary hyperhidrosis.

Cause of axillary hyperhidrosis

The main reason of axillary hyperhidrosis is the over-stimulating of sympathetic nervous system. This condition has direct relation to the mental state of the person and also the environment around his being—anxiety stress emotional stimuli and similar psychological factors pay a great role in enhancing the condition of axillary hyperhidrosis.

The condition generally starts in adolescence; however some patients have been reported to have this even in their pre-teen years. In women it generally starts after puberty; however there are no hormonal connections that are established with this disease.

Treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis

The frequency of cure varies from person to person—antiperspirants medication surgical procedures are all there but they have fewer effects and sometimes have more side effects. Etiology of axillary hyperhidrosis is not properly known though it is said that sympathetic nervous system is the cause but it is not a wholesome theory—this in turn leads to an improper way and the treatments that have many side effects or are utterly useless for majority of patients.

Surgical treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis

Old surgical procedure had many disadvantages with its side effects as they left large scars and was also subjected to long wound healing period. The dressing of these wounds was complex and there was limited motion left for the shoulders of the person who had undergone surgery. The hair loss in the armpit was permanent! Though new and advanced techniques of surgical procedures have been developed but still there are many issues that remain with the post-operation period—there are chances of side effects that can trouble the patients now and then:

  • After surgery there can be occasional skin loss in the underarm area which if gets healed leaves a scar in axilla.

  • Sometimes surgery of axillary hyperhidrosis causes discoloration and hardening of the skin which may take months to disappear.

  • Post surgery period may include fluid collection hematoma and infection in the underarm area.

It is clear that surgical treatments have been developed in their technology but they have failed to provide a comprehensive treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis. Patients still complain about the side effects or even the total failure of the treatment and studies have found that around 10% people find surgical treatments ineffective in their axillary hyperhidrosis.