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Excessive sweating also known as Hyperhidrosis can affect many areas of the body and is most common on the underarms and palms of the hands. It may be caused by nervousness or anxiety, overactive sweat glands, coffee or alcohol consumption or may relate to another medical condition, for example polycystic ovaries, diabetes or thyroid problems. It is a recognised medical condition that anyone of any age can suffer from.
For many, excessive sweating can causes embarrassment or unhappiness, in particular in work or social situations. For example, sweat may be noticed on clothing, damaging or even ruining it, and often affects the palm of the hand during a handshake.
This condition can be successfully treated by using small amounts of Botox, which are injected into the muscles. The Botox blocks the neuro-transmitter that stimulates the sweat glands, relaxing the muscles and causing the sweating to reduce or stop altogether. Results can be seen in as little as 2-3 weeks and will last for approximately 6 months.
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