Sweating is reaction of our body to high temperature, stresses, physical exercise, illness. Secreted sweat cools and this reaction is normal. But when any part of your body (hands, feet, armpit, face) has excessive sweating it is not good. Excessive sweating is not normal and can cause a lot of inconvenience to you, emotional stress and social life.
Hyperhidrosis is medical term and it means excessive sweating. Such problem has up to 5% of population. Million people have always sweaty hands, feet, face or armpits. Some of us experience seasonal sweating for example in the spring or summer when the temperature is high and it is good reaction and you don’t need panic.
What causes excessive sweating? Unfortunately doctors are still unable to give correct and full answer to this question. As for now they know that it can be an inherited disease. For example you can have hyperhidrosis foot which you received from some of your family members. Also it can be caused by a failure of nerve impulses from your brain.
Medicine uses different methods to get rid of a hyperhidrosis problem that brings physical, psychological, social discomfort in life. Many of them are expensive, not effective or have temporary results. Iontophoresis is the best way for hyperhidrosis treatment. ‘No-sweating’ machine gives excellent 100% results. After several procedures hands and feet are dry.
Types of hyperhidrosis
Excessive sweating can be primary and secondary, general and local:
- General. It is manifested by increased sweating of the entire surface of the body.
- Local. It can appear anywhere on the body, but most often are: armpits, palms, feet, face, hands.
- Primary. Appear for unknown reasons or spontaneously. Usually, this variant of hyperhidrosis manifests itself from childhood.
- Secondary. It develops in various diseases and conditions (high temperature, stresses, physical exercise).
The most dangers is primary type. This kind cannot be controlled. If the whether is cold and feet or palms are wet then it can cause other illnesses: flu, cough, sore throat. Be careful and always keep your hands and feet dry.
Symptoms and levels
Hyperhidrosis has several levels.
- Normal sweating of hands, feet, armpit or face. Does not give any discomfort in life.
- More then usual but it doesn’t give discomfort in life. Antiperspirant, bath can resolve this problem.
- Excessive sweating of hands, feet, face, armpit. It gives discomfort. For example you cannot shake hands because they are sweaty; forehead is always wet; smell from shoes.
- All body is always sweaty.
During levels 3 and 4 sweating is not associated with activity, temperature and stress. It can be always or appear periodically for a long time.
Antiperspirants and deodorant
You can use them only for armpits. There will be no results in treatment for hyperhidrosis of hands and feet. Only iontophoresis machine can stop sweating those parts of body.
Antiperspirants are not medicament. They can give temporary effect, reduce sweating, remove the smell. With hyperhidrosis, it is better to buy them in a pharmacy. It is recommended to use them not often and they are good for levels 1,2.
Deodorants for hyperhidrosis are applied before bedtime so that the action begins in the morning. This is the optimal time for application, since you are sleeping and body is dry. The place of application must be dried, you can use a hairdryer.
All those ways are not the best treatment for hyperhidrosis. They give only temporary results.
In what diseases does hyperhidrosis occur and which doctor can help?
Not normal sweating can be if patient has:
- Acute viral or bacterial infections.
- Chronic infections (tuberculosis, malaria).
- Endocrinological diseases (diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, pheochromocytoma, acromegaly, carcinoid).
- Cardiovascular insufficiency.
- Neurosis, panic attacks.
- Neurological diseases (polyneuropathy, syringomyelia, string drum syndrome).
Since hyperhidrosis can be not only an independent condition, but also a symptom of other diseases, first of all it is good contacting a general practitioner. After a thorough examination, anamnesis, laboratory and instrumental studies may require consultation of narrow specialists: an endocrinologist, neurologist, cardiologist, oncologist, infectious disease specialist, dermatologist.
Sweaty hands, palms, foot
Such sweating causes much discomfort to patient. Wet hands and feet is not good for social life. Besides it hyperhidrosis of feet can give other problems. The most popular reasons are:
- tight shoes, shoes not suitable for the weather, socks and tights made of artificial materials
- stress and nervous disorders
- excessive physical activity
- diseases of the skin of the feet
If you do everything and still have excessive sweating then try iontophoresis procedures. A huge number of patients see results and are happy.That’s why iontophoresis for hyperhidrosis is widely used and doctors often recommend it. You can visit hospital and do it there or buy ‘No-sweating’ iontopohresis home-use machine.
New treatments for hyperhidrosis
Iontophoresis is a painless, but quite effective method against excessive sweating. The method is based on the penetration of an ionized substance through the skin under the influence of direct current. In this case, the skin is not disturbed.
When treating hyperhidrosis with iontophoresis procedures, the patient lowers his hands or feet into the baths previously filled with water. A special device at this time generates a electric current that passes through the water and has a healing effect. Iontophoresis machine is small and home use.
During procedure, you must remove all metal jewelry from yourself. If you have cuts, injured nails or other skin damage, then they should be lubricated with a cream that has a strong protective effect. After the iontophoresis procedures, special creams are prescribed to protect the skin. The duration of the session is from 20 to 40 minutes. Prescribe iontophoresis for hyperhidrosis once a day or every other day. The course of treatment is from 5 to 15 procedures. The number of sessions and the strength of the current are selected strictly individually for each patient, it is usually determined by a dermatologist. As soon as the desired result is achieved, the patient can reduce procedures from 1 time per week to 1 time per month.
You can buy cheap iontophoresis machine in our store and make sessions at home. Stop sweating and say no to hyperhidrosis of hands, palms, feet.