Excessive sweating, or what doctors call hyperhidrosis, is a condition that affects millions of people, both men and women, around the world.
Beginning mostly in puberty and reported to run in families, this condition results from the body’s inability to regulate its temperature.
Common body parts affected by excessive sweating are the palms, feet, underarms and face.
While increased perspiration is considered a normal body response to heat, stress, or anxiety, hyperhidrosis occurs without these triggers. This condition may also be caused by certain illness or medications.
Fortunately, there are several options which can treat symptoms effectively. One of the options is the usage of BTA.
BTA, a muscle relaxant much in the news as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles has actually been used in many areas of medicine for some time, such as in the treatment of muscle spasm and certain types of headaches. Its latest medical use is for treating excessive sweating.
BTA is injected into tissues of the armpit, hand, or feet. The drug works by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, which is the chemical that activates sweat glands.
The injections can be uncomfortable, but the use of a very fine needle and topical anaesthetic cream can minimises discomfort.
This may produce approximately six to twelves months of relief from sweating.