Does excessive perspiration in particular areas of your body cause you to feel uncomfortable or even self-conscious at times? Don’t worry, you’re not alone – an estimated 950,000 Canadians experience excessive sweating, which is a chronic disorder medically referred to as hyperhidrosis. The good news is, this common condition can often be treated with a high rate of success.
To learn more about hyperhidrosis, we invite you to take a look at the frequently asked questions provided below. If you wish to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to find out if this treatment is right for your needs, please call us today at (604) 980-3993 or request a consultation.
When is sweating considered excessive?
Sweating may be considered excessive if you answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions:
- Have you tried deodorants and topical sweat reduction treatments to no avail?
- Does sweating interfere with your work, everyday activities, and/or social life?
- Are you self-conscious about shaking hands due to having sweaty palms?
- Are you embarrassed of visible sweat stains on your clothing?
- Do you consistently have to change articles of clothing, such as shirts and socks, throughout the day?
- Do you sweat even while inactive?
- What areas of the body can be treated?
The most commonly treated areas for hyperhidrosis include:
- Inframammary folds