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What Is Sweaty Hands? How Is It Treated?

What Is Sweaty Hands? How Is It Treated?

The problem of excessively sweaty hands is an extremely common problem. Sweating, which is a physiological condition that is triggered to preserve body temperature, is one of the most important factors that protect the heat balance of the body. Sweat, which is a fluid mostly comprised of salt and water, may be triggered due to environmental conditions or emotional factors. Armpit glands, feet and hands are listed among areas where the problem of sweating is observed most commonly. Sweating, which is a normal and healthy phenomenon, may be experienced excessively under certain circumstances, and may cause discomfort. Excessive sweating, i.e. hyperhidrosis in medical literature, is a disorder that affects the life quality of people adversely and that may be treated today. Dr. Lida Çiteli, your Medical Aesthetician, explained the things that are wondered about the problem of excessive sweating for you.

Hyperhidrosis, which occurs as a result of excessive activity of sweat glands, begins to show itself during adolescence, and it continues in adulthood. There are several methods that are used to treat excessively sweaty hands. At this stage, it is critical to determine accurately whether you have a sweating problem at a normal level or whether you are experiencing this problem at the level of an illness. Although it is not a disorder that may affect your health in general, it must be treated by all means in order to increase the quality of life.

Reasons of the Problem of Excessively Sweaty Hands

There may be several reasons that cause sweating, which is a part of the human nature. Sweating may source from various factors, such as environmental factors, health problems and emotional changes etc. Below you may find the list of factors that cuase excessively sweaty hands:

  • Heat factor
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Obesity
  • Tumor
  • Diabetes Disease
  • Physical Effort
  • Gout
  • Excessive Activity of Thyroid Glands
  • Menopause Process
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pregnancy Process
  • Certain Psychological Disorders
  • Mercury Poisoning
  • Narcotic Substances
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Heart failure

How is Excessively Sweaty Hands Treated?

Patients, who experience the problem of excessively sweaty hands, may also experience the problem of shaky hands at times. They may have wet hands that even prevent them from holding objects. This is referred to as Palmar Hyperhidrosis.

The symptoms of hyperhidrosis disease begin to be observed in childhood or adolescence. Severe sweating may be observed in many cases. Daily life of people may be affected adversely and social problems may occur.

When you realize that you have the problem of excessively sweaty hands, which causes the loss of self-confidence, you must consult to your doctor and detect whether your complaint is not or whether this problem has reached to the level of an illness. Your doctor would select the most suitable treatment option for you out of available treatment options. Below you may find the list of treatment options you have:

Sprays and Gels

Sprays and gels may be listed at the top of the list of methods used to treat sweaty palms. Antiperspirants, which are used in the form of sprays or gels, are in a form similar to deodorants. These sprays, which block sweat glands temporarily, stop sweating for a certain period. Although these sprays, which are odorless, do not provide a permanent solution, they may stop the problem of sweaty hands temporarily.

Antiperspirants, which are in gel form, are another method that solves the problem of excessively sweaty hands temporarily. They relieve patients by stopping the sweating problem for a short period.

Botox Injection

Botox injection comes to the forefront as the treatment method, which provides results against the problem of excessively sweaty hands in the fastest and simplest way. Areas, on which injections shall be performed, are determined and marked before Botox treatment, which may be completed in such a short period of 15-20 minutes. Then, an anesthetic is applied and Botox toxin is injected to the skin of the recipient subsequently.

Botox toxin blocks the activity of sweat glands. Thus, it ensures a dramatic decrease in sweating problem, and such complaints are decreased to normal levels.

As a result of Botox procedure, which may be completed in 15 – 20 minutes, patients would be relieved from the problem of sweating for 6-7 months.

Treatment with Iontophoresis

Although Botox or surgical procedures are preferred for treatment of the problem of excessively sweaty hands, there are other alternatives. An extremely simple device is used in treatment of excessively sweaty hands with iontophoresis. In this procedure, electrical current is passed through skin soaked in tap water. Water and electrical current interact and trigger thickening of the skin layer. Thus, it stops the flow of sweat.

Treatment of excessively sweaty hands with Iontophoresis method is not a method suitable for everyone. It is not recommended to be performed on epilepsy patients and pregnant women.

If you are experiencing the problem of excessively sweaty hands, please contact Dr. Lida Çiteli, Medical Aesthetician, rapidly to get rid of this problem by choosing the most suitable treatment option for you.

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