What is Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating and it maybe localised or generalised. When localised, it affects one or more parts of the body such as the palms, soles, underarms, scalp and face, and tends to improve with age. When generalised, it affects the whole body and can be caused by conditions such as diabetes, an overactive thyroid gland and menopause or medications such as fluoxetine, though sometimes no cause is found. Often hyperhidrosis causes anxiety which results in a vicious cycle making the problem worse. Hyperhidrosis affects one’s quality of life as it results in social awkwardness such as avoiding hand shakes, affects ones’ ability to use his/her hands effectively for work or hobbies due to the palms being damp constantly and the need to reapply makeup, shower and change clothing several times a day. There are lots of treatment modalities which can effectively control hyperhidrosis and if there is an underlying cause for your hyperhidrosis which is reversible, treating it can cure your hyperhidrosis.
How can Dr Sewell treat Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)?
Dr Sewell will determine if there is a need to carry out investigations to rule out an underlying cause for your hyperhidrosis as well as formulate a treatment plan depending on whether your condition is localised or generalised, which areas are affected and how your condition affects you, while taking into account any treatments you may have previously tried. Where appropriate Dr Sewell may treat the affected areas with Botulinum toxin / Botox injections or prescribe tablets. Over the years she has heard from patients the difficulties hyperhidrosis causes to one’s day to day life and her aim is always to restore your quality of life as quickly as possible.
Hyperhidrosis appointments in Surrey and London
Dr Sivanie Sewell offers face to face appointments as well as video and telephone consultations for the treatment of Hyperhidrosis. Face to Face appointments are available at Spire St Anthony's Hospital (London), Spire Gatwick Park Hopistal in Horely (Surrey) and Ashtead Hospital in Ashtead (Surrey), convenient locations for the surrounding areas of Cheam, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Kingswood, Richmond, Dormansland, Bletchingley, Virgina Water, Mitcham, Leatherhead, Epsom, Reigate, Redhill and Dorking.
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