More commonly called excessive sweating, hyperhidrosis occurs when the nerves that trigger your sweat glands become overactive, making you sweat even when it’s not necessary. The bacterial growth within sweat in areas like the underarms, palms, hands and feet can cause unwanted odours or discomfort. Others can also mistake this for poor hygiene, which can cause lack of confidence or emotional stress in your social and working lives.
There’s often no medical cause for hyperhidrosis, though it can be hereditary. The excess sweating is often made worse by nervousness or anxiety.
Hyperhidrosis treatment is an injectable sweat prevention procedure that blocks the nerves that trigger your sweat glands. This lowers or stops sweat production, and lets you return to a normal daily routine.