Why Do I Sweat So Much?

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Sweating is a natural process that helps you cool off during exercise and in high temperatures. However, sweating too much can be a warning sign of an underlying condition known as hyperhidrosis.

At Bergen Aesthetics, Heripsime Ohanian, MD, PhD, FACOG, offers diagnostic evaluations and treatment services for hyperhidrosis in-office. Dr. Ohanian uses advanced axillary gland ablation techniques to treat the underlying cause of hyperhidrosis, so you can find relief from excessive sweating and other embarrassing symptoms.

What to know about hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes abnormal and excessive sweating at any time. While your body uses sweat to cool itself down, dysfunction in the nerves that control your sweat glands can lead to the excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis.

You may notice that you sweat excessively, even when you’re not hot or being physically active. When you do get nervous or stressed out, you may notice that your hyperhidrosis symptoms worsen.

The underlying cause of hyperhidrosis isn’t well understood, but you may be at higher risk for the condition if you have diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage from diabetes) or if you use certain medications. Women going through menopause may also be at increased risk for hyperhidrosis symptoms when they experience hot flashes.

We offer comprehensive health evaluations to confirm your sweating relates to hyperhidrosis and not another health condition. Dr. Ohanian can also customize a treatment plan for hyperhidrosis to relieve your symptoms with noninvasive therapies.

Treatment options for hyperhidrosis

When you’re bothered by sweat, stains on your clothes, or strong body odor due to hyperhidrosis, you may be a candidate for axillary gland ablation.

Axillary gland ablation is a procedure to destroy your sweat glands to reduce excessive sweating. Dr. Ohanian uses the PrecisionTx® laser system to destroy the glands responsible for sweat with a high level of precision. She can do this without the need for invasive surgery.

Once your sweat glands are destroyed, they can no longer produce sweat. We can treat the sweat glands under your arms and in your hands to relieve embarrassing symptoms.

Because treatment requires no incisions, you can expect to recover quickly with minimal side effects and no risk for scars. Many people are able to return to their usual activities soon after their appointment.

Benefits of treating hyperhidrosis

There are many benefits to axillary gland ablation procedures for hyperhidrosis. Not only can Dr. Ohanian destroy your sweat glands without surgery, but she can also help you find fast relief of underarm odor, sweat stains, and clammy hands.

Because axillary gland ablation treats the root cause of your excessive sweating, you can expect your results to be long-lasting. You won’t need any follow-up treatments after your initial laser treatment to achieve optimal results.

You won’t have to worry about embarrassing episodes of excess sweating and won’t need to spend money on deodorants and antiperspirants to control odor. You can also get back to your physically active lifestyle without being embarrassed by excessive sweat.

If you’re tired of excessive sweat ruining your clothes and your self-esteem, call Bergen Aesthetics to schedule a consultation for hyperhidrosis or book an appointment online today.