Is There a Cure for Hyperhidrosis?
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been looking for a solution to your hyperhidrosis for quite some time. Primary hyperhidrosis is a chronic medical condition of unknown cause that results in constant and uncontrollable excessive sweating that can happen anytime, anywhere, regardless of how hot it is outside, what you have eaten, or if you have been active or exercising.
Is there a treatment for hyperhidrosis?
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating. Since the cause of primary hyperhidrosis is still unknown, so is the cure. However, while no cure exists, highly effective and widely available treatment does. Treatment is aimed at reducing sweating levels to a manageable level. Adequately treating the condition can help those suffering from hyperhidrosis regain their confidence and control of their life, and improve their mental health, quality of life, and general wellbeing.
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is a common medical condition characterized by excessive sweating that affects nearly 5% of the global population, or approximately 385 million people worldwide. Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis sweat approximately 4-5 times more than average, and in excess of what is needed for body temperature regulation (sweat’s primary function in the human body). The areas most commonly affected by the condition are the hands, feet, and underarms, also known as palmar, plantar, and axillary hyperhidrosis, respectively.
Do I have hyperhidrosis?
Sweating is normal, but excessive sweating can have a serious impact on quality of life. There are varying levels of hyperhidrosis (mild to severe), but all can have a negative impact on an individual’s psychological, occupational, and social life. The effects of excessive sweating on mental health and general wellbeing are thought to even exceed that of other dermatological conditions. If you regularly find yourself constantly thinking and/or worrying about sweating, whether that’s underarm sweat stains, clammy hands, and/or sweaty feet, then you most likely suffer from hyperhidrosis.
How is hyperhidrosis treated?
There are many ways to treat hyperhidrosis, many of which you have probably tried and experimented with before. There is a range of hyperhidrosis treatments available, including antiperspirants, iontophoresis, injections, oral medications, topical drugs, thermolysis, and surgery. From over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirant sticks, creams, wipes, and roll-ons to the more heavy-duty prescription ones, there is no shortage of antiperspirants on the market. However, these only offer temporary relief at best and are only suitable for mild excessive sweating cases and are no match for moderate-to-severe cases.
Other types of treatment available include injections, prescription medications, and risky surgery (ETS), all of which have serious potential side effects. In the case of surgery particularly, these potential risks (such as, but not limited to compensatory sweating) often outweigh the potential benefit.
How can I get my hyperhidrosis under control?
For those looking for a non-invasive, drug-free, and needle-free treatment option that gives lasting results, then iontophoresis is the solution you’ve been looking for. It is often classified as a first-line treatment option for those who have not had success with traditional antiperspirants due to its high effectiveness and safety.
Iontophoresis works by directing a small current through the skin, effectively neutralizing the connection between the nerves and the sweat glands. In nearly all cases, this effectively treats excessive sweating.
How does Dermadry treat hyperhidrosis?
In an internal survey conducted on 749 Dermadry users found that 98.3% of respondents stated they experienced a reduction in their sweat levels. Our home-use device means that you can comfortably treat hyperhidrosis at home, and create your own treatment plan, so there’s no longer a need for costly and time-consuming clinic visits and appointments.
While no cure exists for hyperhidrosis, it is possible to get your sweating down to a level where it does not affect your everyday life. There’s enough things to think about every day, without constantly worrying about sweat and sweat stains. To get started with the treatment that can help you achieve the dryness you deserve, check out Dermadry’s iontophoresis device range below. We offer three tailored products to target the zones most commonly affected by hyperhidrosis: the Dermadry Hands & Feet, Dermadry Underarms, and the all-in-one Dermadry Total (for the hands, feet, and underarms).
Wondering if Dermadry may really be the solution you’ve been looking for? Check out our thousands of customer reviews and testimonials from medical professionals to learn more about iontophoresis treatment, and how Dermadry can help you obtain lasting dryness.