Excessive sweating “Hyperhydrosis”. Sweating is an important function to cool the body when necessary and under certain environmental conditions Physiological sweating takes place all over the body and is not restricted to a certain area. The sweating stops as soon as the core temp of the body has come down. Some people sweat when cooling of the body is not necessary. They sweat excessively in only one or two areas of the body while the rest of their body remains dry. The condition usually involves the armpits or hands. The sweating is continuous and of copious amounts. This condition affects about three percent of the population and is called hyperhydrosis. There is no underlying cause for hyperhydrosis. In about 50 percent of people with hyperhydrosis there will be somebody in the family with the condition that indicates that it is congenital. Hyperhydrosis must not be confused with excessive sweating due to alcohol, coffee or spiced foods. There are however certain medical conditions that cause excessive sweating such as diabetes, gout, overactive thyroid and obesity. Sweating due to these substances and or medical conditions is self limiting or not restricted to one or two areas of the body. Hyperhydrosis can have a debilitating effect on the person who suffers from it. Clammy, sweat drenched hands can have an effect on relationships especially in young individuals and can cause the risk to slip on door knobs or hand rails. To open caped items or maintain a grip is a daily struggle. Hygiene is also constantly in question for a Hyperhydrosis sufferer. Excessive under arm sweating stains clothing, gets infected and causes bad odour. This is but a few reasons why the condition requires treatment. You may have lost hope! But According to Dr. Anton Mathey from Aesthetico you need not be hopeless any longer! The condition can be treated with Botox. The nervous system tells the body to sweat. People suffering from hyperhydrosis have an overactive nervous system that signals the bodies sweat glands to secrete sweat. With the injection of Botox in specified areas this overactive nervous system is blocked and sweating decreases or stops completely in the treated areas. The area’s most commonly treated are the armpits and hands. The procedure, done in the consulting room, is relatively painless and has no downtime after treatment.