Safe And Natural Treatment For Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, affects approximately 3% of the population, but due to lack of awareness, more than half of sufferers are never diagnosed or treated.
It is caused as the body’s mechanism for cooling itself down is over active, meaning a sufferer may sweat four or five times more than is necessary, or normal.
Hyperhidrosis can affect the whole body or major areas including armpits, hands and feet and have a huge impact on your quality of life, from work to relationships and emotional wellbeing.
The good news is, hyperhidrosis can be treated in a variety of ways, as a qualified GP Dr Zak can discuss all the options available to you, one of the most effective and long-lasting ways of suppressing excessive sweating is with injections.
How do injections work to stop hyperhidrosis?
An injected chemical temporarily blocks the secretion of the chemical that is responsible for “turning on” the body’s sweat glands.
By blocking, or interrupting, this chemical messenger it “turns off” sweating at the area where it has been injected.
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Before your treatment you will have a face-to-face consultation with Dr Zak to discuss questions, outcomes and options.
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What to expect during your treatment
Dr Zak will identify where the sweat glands are most active by applying iodine solution to the treatment area, then dusting with starch powder. The area turns blue/black where there is sweat.
The area is marked with a surgical pen, then cleaned prior to the injection.
Injections are spaced approximately 2cm apart to treat the area. The needles are tiny and the injections are not deep and most patients report tolerable discomfort rather than pain.
The treatment is generally described as uncomfortable rather than painful.
You will see optimum results within 2-3 weeks and the treatment will last for around 6 months.
To reduce the risk of complications it is advised that injections are administered by a highly qualified practitioner, such as Dr Zak, in a safe and medical environment.
The injected chemical works by blocking the chemical at the end of the nerves so that it cannot work on the glands or muscles. In the case of the sweat glands it turns them off to reduce sweating.
As an experienced GP, Dr Zak provides an empathetic and safe environment to discuss your concerns and desired outcomes. He is extremely knowledgeable on the different treatments available for hyperhidrosis.
You are under no obligation to go ahead with the treatment, post-consultation, Dr Zak will guide you to make the right decision for your needs.