Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Guide to Your Excessive Sweating Medical Condition by Lynsey Carter

Should you happen to be sweating more excessively than you normally would, it is probable that you could do have an excessive sweating medical condition. While an excessive sweating medical conditions may be with you only temporarily, there are other conditions that could be with you permanently. You may be able to have treatment for both forms of these medical conditions but unfortunately, the permanent form may not respond too well or at all to treatment. Because you need to understand what form of an excessive sweating medical condition you may have, it is vitally important for you to learn as much as possible about your condition. With this knowledge of your condition, you should be able to better determine which condition you have, and therefore what could be the best treatment for you.

What Is The Main Excessive Sweating Medical Condition

First up, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, (( Hyperhidrosis is the condition characterized by abnormally increased perspiration, in excess of that required for regulation of body temperature. Hyperhidrosis can either be generalized or localized to specific parts of the body. Your hands, your feet, your armpits, and your groin are among the most active areas of perspiration due to the relatively high concentration of sweat glands; however, any part of your body could be affected. - thank you Wikipedia )) is a condition that for many people will be incredibly embarrassing and debilitating, though this could depend on how serious your condition is. This is a condition that can determine the people who will sweat more than their body should to maintain their proper body temperature.

This condition of hyperhidrosis does affect how a person will work productively, their level of confidence, any social comfort they have, their emotional well being, and of course, and their clothing or wardrobe choices. There have been studies that have shown how this condition will severely impact on every individual's quality of life. This situation is similar to some well known dermatological conditions, conditions such as acne or psoriasis.

(( Acne vulgaris (commonly called acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with multiple non-inflammatory follicular papules or comedones, and by inflammatory papules, pustules, and nodules in its more severe forms. Acne vulgaris mostly affects the areas of skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back. Severe acne is inflammatory, but acne can also manifest in noninflammatory forms. Acne lesions are commonly referred to as pimples, blemishes, spots, zits, or simply acne. Acne lesions are caused by changes in pilosebaceous units, skin structures consisting of a hair follicle and its associated sebaceous gland, changes which require androgen stimulation.

Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, affecting more than 96% of teenagers, and often continues into adulthood. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in male sex hormones, which people of both genders accrue during puberty.For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear—or at the very least decrease—after one reaches one's early twenties.

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious. It commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, although some patients have no dermatological symptoms. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, called psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and is a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet, and genitals. In contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the extensor aspect of the joint.

This disorder is a chronic recurring condition that varies in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage.

Fingernails and toenails are frequently affected (psoriatic nail dystrophy) and can be seen as an isolated symptom. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints, which is known as psoriatic arthritis. )) thank you Wikipedia...

Hyperhidrosis has different categories such as -

* axillary hyperhidrosis - your underarm sweating;

* palmar hyperhidrosis - your hand sweating;

* plantar hyperhidrosis - your feet sweating;

* facial hyperhidrosis - your face sweating.

Whereas focal hyperhidrosis is better known for being the primary form of excessive sweating, and it is normally localized to one or more of these four listed areas of your body.

What Treatment Is There For You?

Of course there is treatment available for your excessive sweating medical condition, but you may not able to do anything productive until without speaking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably want to give you a full physical examination, do some diagnosis to judge your condition, and then determine what the proper method of treatment should be. It is worth remembering that excessive sweating can be a difficult condition to get remove or get control of. It could well be a simple form of trial and error at first. You could very well need to try a variety of different treatments before you could see any positive results.

Remember that working alongside your doctor is important. but it is not always the only solution. You may need to work with your doctor so that they can keep their eye on you, where your progress is tracked, notes made of what treatments work or don't work, and generally how you are progressing in your treatment.

You should also note that there are natural, and holistic, treatments available that may not impact on you and your life as severely as some prescribed medications may. These treatments should also be far more cost-effective for you than continual appointments with your doctor to chart your progress and re-prescribe medications. The beauty of natural alternatives is that they will have a very minor impact on you, cost you very little in money, and normally have no long-term side effects to get over. What have you got to lose in trying natural before chemical? Your doctor will always be there should natural treatments not be as successful for you as you wish.

Copyright (c) 2010 Lynsey Carter