Axillary Hyperhidrosis

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Definition

Axillary hyperhidrosis refers to the extreme sweating of the armpits accompanied by foul odor. It is a common condition in men.

Diagnosis

The condition can be diagnosed based on the symptoms given by the patient.

Treatment

Some people treat axillary hyperhidrosis with extensive use of deodorants and anti-perspirants. Meanwhile a procedure called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy (ETC) has been proven effective to stop the sweating.

Symptoms and Signs

The symptoms presented by axillary hyperhidrosis are dripping sweat in the armpits, and foul order usually resistant to deodorants is present. Men suffering from this condition have to change shirts 2-3 times a day since their odor can be easily distinguished by the people around them.

Causes

Axillary hyperhidrosis is caused by an over stimulation of the sweat glands, and the condition can be aggravated by anxiety. Excessive sweating usually begins during adolescence.

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