Have you ever had to take a shower in the middle of the day because of excessive sweating? Are your dry cleaning bills out of control? If antiperspirants aren’t strong enough to prevent underarm stains on your clothing, you may have hyperhidrosis. This condition can lead to mental and emotional distress and social withdrawal. Fortunately, the experts at Jordan Valley Dermatology can help.
Located in South Jordan, Utah, our highly skilled professionals use MiraDry® to treat overactive sweat glands. Dr. Forsha and his team offer state-of-the-art treatments using an integrative approach to dermatological care. Offering evening and telehealth appointments for your convenience, we provide skincare for patients of all ages.
So, what is hyperhidrosis, and what can you do to prevent excessive sweating?
What is hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is an essential body function because it prevents humans from overheating. With heavy physical work, the human body produces a lot of sweat. The term hyperhidrosis, however, means that sweat production is increased beyond normal heat regulation.
Sweat is healthy, and all humans need a functional nervous system to provide this natural cooling mechanism. However, if you experience excessive sweating that disrupts your regular routine, you might have hyperhidrosis.
There are two kinds of hyperhidrosis; primary and secondary.
Primary hyperhidrosis is the most common form of this condition in which the nerves that signal your sweat glands trigger excessive sweating. This miscommunication between your sweat glands and nerves causes your sweat glands to become overactive. You might begin sweating with no apparent cause like physical exertion or nervousness.
Secondary hyperhidrosis occurs when an underlying medical condition accompanies excessive sweating. This includes those dealing with menopause or diabetes, thyroid problems, or nervous system disorders.
When sweating becomes a burden
According to WebMD, people with hyperhidrosis typically sweat four times more than a person without the condition. However, the amount of sweat still varies per person. Approximately eight million Americans have hyperhidrosis, but only 40% have discussed the issue with a healthcare professional.
Hyperhidrosis isn’t a physically harmful condition. Problems occur when sweating affects your life, career, and relationships. Underarm perspiration can cost you a fortune in cleaning bills and new clothing. You may avoid social gatherings or meeting new people. If hyperhidrosis affects your ability to maintain a normal routine and lifestyle, you should consider MiraDry to stop excessive underarm sweat permanently.
Extreme sweating isn’t just uncomfortable, but it can also lead to professional difficulty, isolation, or loss of life quality. That’s why skincare experts at Jordan Valley Dermatology use MiraDry to treat overactive sweat glands.
MiraDry treatments are an effective therapy that provides permanent relief from excessive underarm sweating. This non-invasive outpatient procedure delivers heat to your sweat glands, using thermal energy to safely destroy the sweat glands. The MiraDry system includes a cooling feature to prevent the surface of the skin from being overheated.
Most people will need two MiraDry treatments to achieve a full effect and eliminate hyperhidrosis problems successfully.
Ready to book your MiraDry treatment?
MiraDry isn’t useful only for those who have hyperhidrosis. It’s also an ideal solution for anyone who deals with excessive underarm sweating. Dr. Forsha and his team will meet with you to discuss options.
Call Jordan Valley Dermatology today at 801-335-6824, or book an appointment with Dr. Forsha online.