Patients who deal regularly with heavy sweating and are tired of feeling embarrassed or ruining clothes are encouraged to visit a board-certified dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis of their condition. Patients who experience this problem are often told they have hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis is the medical term for heavy sweating. Heavy sweating caused by extensive exercise or spending time out in the heat is different than those diagnosed with hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis can occur to patients who aren’t even feeling warm or participating in a strenuous activity. Patients with hyperhidrosis find that it can impact their personal and business relationships, while causing damage to their clothes—and their self-confidence. At the Rendon Center, Dr. Marta Rendon can provide patients with a proper diagnosis and a treatment that works!
What causes hyperhidrosis?
The exact cause of hyperhidrosis is unknown as this time. Research has not determined what causes one patient’s sweat glands to perform properly and another person’s to become overactive. Hyperhidrosis is more than just sweating from anxiety or stress. It occurs daily for patients who are happy, healthy, and have control over their daily stressors. With a proper diagnosis, patients can then discuss treatment with Dr. Marta Rendon.
What treatment options are available?
Hyperhidrosis can be curable. The severity of the condition will often determine the best treatment option for an individual. In some cases, patients with hyperhidrosis can control their sweating with prescription-strength antiperspirants and deodorants. Some oral medications, such as antidepressants, nerve-blocking medications, and anti-sweating medications may improve the condition for many patients. Others may need to seek more aggressive treatments such as Botox injections or sweat gland removal surgery. With a proper diagnosis, Dr. Marta Rendon can make recommendations to patients regarding the treatments they should try. In most cases, she will begin with the most conservative treatments to get results before resorting to injections or surgery.
Tired of dealing with hyperhidrosis?
Contact Dr. Marta Rendon, board-certified dermatologist at the Rendon Center in Boca Raton, FL, to discuss your needs. Her practice is conveniently located at 1001 NW 13th Street, Suite 100, and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (561) 750-0544.