How to Conquer Excessive Sweating in 2023

The woman is checking her armpit sweat.

Sweating helps regulate our internal temperature and filter toxins out of our bodies, but too much of a good thing can, frankly, stink. If you feel like you’re constantly dealing with clammy hands and hourly deodorant reapplications, you might have excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis.

This common condition has a variety of underlying causes, so if you want to get to the root of your excessive sweating, it’s best to visit a qualified provider for a diagnosis. At Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, board-certified dermatologists Dr. Ross Radusky and Dr. Clay Cockerell have helped countless patients tackle their hyperhidrosis. Our providers are here to help you leave pit stains behind in 2023.

What Causes Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is different from normal sweating in that it’s not necessarily linked to heat or strenuous exercise. In many cases, our patients who have excessive sweating are otherwise healthy.

However, many medical conditions can contribute to hyperhidrosis, including:

  • Menopause and other hormonal changes
  • Thyroid issues
  • Diabetes
  • Acute infections
  • Heart disease
  • Generalized anxiety disorder or high stress levels
  • Genetic predisposition to hyperhidrosis

Because so many factors influence excessive sweating, it’s important to work with a provider for an accurate diagnosis. Our dermatologists can rule out certain conditions or collaborate with your primary care provider on a comprehensive treatment plan.

How Do You Stop Excessive Sweating?

In many cases, treating underlying conditions can improve hyperhidrosis. This might include healthy weight loss for obesity, medication management for generalized anxiety disorder, or hormone therapy for menopause.

In cases of excessive sweating that don’t have a clear underlying cause, our providers might recommend starting with prescription antiperspirants or medications that target hyperhidrosis. If your excessive sweating is unresponsive to these treatments, advancements like BOTOX® injections can selectively turn off sweat glands.

Find Hyperhidrosis Treatment Options in Dallas

For many patients, excess sweating is inconvenient and embarrassing. But there’s no reason to live your life always carrying an extra shirt in your bag. At Dermatology Treatment and Research Center, our providers take the time to learn about your medical history and concerns, then create a targeted treatment plan to address your needs. 

Schedule a consultation for hyperhidrosis treatment at our Dallas, Texas office by calling 972-661-2729. Be sure to book your 2023 annual skin screening at the same time for a healthy start to the new year.