Katz Dermatology, An affiliate of Anne Arundel Dermatology, Rockville, MD

Excess sweating treatment in Rockville

Today, the treatment of choice for severe hyperhidrosis is ETS. Fortunately today, for patients afflicted with excessive sweating of the hands, face, underarms, feet, Raynaud's Disease, embarrassing blushing, or Causalgia, there are a few dermatologists around the world who are experienced with this minimally invasive technique. Many individuals can now be treated surgically with improvement of symptoms from hyperactive sympathetic nerves with minimal cost and morbidity, rather than just receiving repeated life-long treatments which are palliative at best. For more information for excessive sweating treatments, see one of the best dermatologists in Maryland Dr. Matthew Katz at Katz Dermatology.

Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. Hands, feet, armpits, and the groin area are among the most active regions of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands. When excessive sweating is localized it is referred to as primary or focal hyperhidrosis. Generalized or secondary hyperhidrosis usually involves the body as a whole and is the result of an underlying condition. Hyperhidrosis can also be classified depending by onset, either congenital or acquired. Hyperhidrosis may be also divided into palmoplantar (symptomatic sweating of primarily the hands or feet), gustatory and generalized hyperhidrosis. Alternatively, hyperhidrosis may be classified according to the amount of skin affected and its possible causes. In this approach, excessive sweating in an area greater than 100 cm2 (16 sq in) (up to generalized sweating of the entire body) is differentiated from sweating that affects only a small area. The cause of primary hyperhidrosis is unknown, although some dermatologists, claim it is caused by sympathetic overactivity. Nervousness or excitement can exacerbate the situation for many sufferers. Other factors can play a role; certain foods and drinks, nicotine, caffeine, and smells can trigger a response.

A common complaint of patients is they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. Excessive sweating can often be very effectively managed. Hyperhidrosis can have physiological consequences such as cold and clammy hands, dehydration, and skin infections secondary to maceration of the skin. Hyperhidrosis can also have devastating emotional effects on one's individual life. For more information for the medication of excessive sweating visit now General Dermatologist in Maryland Dr. Matthew Katz at Katz Dermatology. Affected people are constantly aware of their condition and try to modify their lifestyle to accommodate this problem. This can be disabling in professional, academic and social life, causing embarrassments. Many routine tasks become impossible chores, which can psychologically drain these individuals In fact, hyperhidrosis has been referred to as "The Silent Handicap." Excessive sweating of the hands interferes with many routine activities, such as securely grasping objects. Some hyperhidrosis sufferers avoid situations where they will come into physical contact with others, such as greeting a person with a handshake. Hiding embarrassing sweat spots under the armpits limits the sufferers' arm movements and pose. In severe cases, shirts must be changed several times during the day. Additionally, anxiety caused by self-consciousness to the sweating may aggravate the sweating. Excessive sweating of the feet makes it harder for patients to wear slide-on or open-toe shoes, as the feet slide around in the shoe because of sweat.