Hyperhidrosis is a common and often distressing health problem affecting about 1-3% of the general population. The real prevalence is likely to be higher as it is under-reported by patients and often under-diagnosed by health professionals.
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Hyperhidrosis symptoms can range from mild to very severe and affect multiple parts of the body. We describe the condition as being Primary or Secondary (see below). At the Medical Skin Lab Sweat Clinic, we offer all the major treatment modalities and ensure patients get the best care possible.
If your sweating is making you self-conscious and affecting your daily life, then you should consider undergoing treatment. Here is a self-check list:
If you have answered “yes” to any of the above then you could benefit from treatment.
Primary Hyperhidrosis means that excessive sweating is the actual medical condition. This type results in symmetrical excessive sweating, usually starts under the age of 25 and often runs in families.
Secondary Hyperhidrosis is caused by side effects from medication or underlying health conditions such as Menopause, Pregnancy, Thyroid problems, Diabetes, Alcoholism, Tuberculosis, and cancers such as Lymphoma. It is very important that a medical professional evaluates your symptoms and relevant tests are done to ensure it is correctly diagnosed. This something we can do here at The Sweat Clinic as part of your consultation.
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